Not only was Doc Kieft a professor at Monmouth College, but he was looked at as family to many. One of Doc's close friends and faculty member at Monmouth College, Craig Watson talks about Doc's relationship to his family and himself. Watson says, "He [Doc] was the first member of Monmouth College's faculty that made me and my own family feel at home as we were on a tour of the campus. Doc would come over at least once a week to have dinner with my family or even after a stressful day, I would go over to his house and have a beverage," states Watson. Along with Craig Watson, one of Doc's former students Lindsay Ditzler grew very close to him. Lindsay says, "You could always talk to him about anything".
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Watson, Craig. Personal Interview. 2013.