An On the Campus article in the Jan. 9 issue asked for suggestions for naming the short section of road from Nassau Street to Firestone Plaza. As an honorary member of the classes of ’36, ’76, and ’10 and past manager of grounds at the University, I had many meetings and conversations with students and alumni over 20-plus years. One of the most memorable was with William Scheide ’36 prior to the opening of Scheide Caldwell House while it was being landscaped. We had made many improvements to that entrance to campus, all of which were pedestrian-friendly yet accessible to buildings in that area for deliveries.

When I read of the naming opportunity, my thoughts went to that meeting with Bill and his comments with respect to the campus plan at that location. He was thrilled that it would be open to the public as far as Firestone Plaza and that he could be dropped off to visit the Scheide Library, the Chapel, East Pyne Hall, Chancellor Green, and now the new building. (Bill was no longer able to drive at that time.)

Scheide Lane seems to fit in so many ways and would be a future reminder to the Princeton community of his family’s generosity and how he improved this one special niche of the Princeton campus.