The best job in the world! That’s what, as director of The Verrazano School, I am so privileged to have. For me, I can think of no better work to do than to be able to meet,
|Professor Liu at the Verrazano Senior Convocation|
It can sometimes be easy to forget why we professors engage in higher education at all. Sure, it’s a living - it’s a job. Why, though, does this job matter? How does this job affect us - our lives - our society? Luckily, I am reminded all the time by my students. You are why my job matters! When I share with you the little bit of understanding that I might have about life, or society, or Earth, or even the whole universe, I add value to what matters most. Even better, you share with me your energy, enthusiasm, and education - you teach me far more than I teach you for sure! You give my work meaning, and I am grateful.
|The Ice Bucket Challenge|
|Professor Liu, Katie and Cynthia.|
As the new year approaches, I have one more thought to share. Whenever I hear statements claiming that the younger generation compares unfavorably with older generations like my own, I immediately counter them with one excellent, shining example after another - you all. Because of knowing you, I rest assured that the future is in good hands. Thank you all so much! I look forward to our many happy times to come.