HORU February 7, 2019
"I started teaching at Rutgers 21 years ago. I am older than most of my students’ parents. I have pride in teaching them the curriculum as well as the perspectives of human life. My mother always told me, ‘Be humble no matter what you achieve.’ She is my idol, and I am not embarrassed to admit that. After 35 years of my corporate life, I finally took the plunge and decided to start teaching in 1998. I never imagined I would do anything like this, but it is a privilege to see my students grow. I still hear from my students from the earlier classes — work, career growth, marriage invitations and a lot more. I value the word ‘professor’ and the title has changed my life for good. At 78 years old, I feel stronger by the day, and I look forward to dedicating every class to my mother. As I enter, I say: ‘Hey mom, listen up.’”
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