Shaking his hand one last time within our old relationship filled me with gratitude, joy, and sadness all at the same time.
And I am full of sadness to see them leave the hallways of our college. I am sad that I won’t see them as often as I do. Maybe I feel that same sort of sadness that my own parents felt when I left home to begin my own life’s journey without them.
So I say thank you to all of you, my student heroes. I thank you and I will miss you. And I am damned proud of you all. Thank you for making my life better and reminding me that I have the best damned job in the world.
Thank you, Jess Larche, Kimberley Falk, Kirk Smallridge, Sadie Eves, Tyler Payne, Nadia ter Stege, Fábio Ribeiro, and all my other student heroes. You are truly amazing.