Happy Thanksgiving. We have almost completed this unusual year, and I am thankful more than ever for so many things you have done for our student and our college.
I am thankful for your hard work in teaching students despite the many limitations. I am thankful for the extra care you give to students who experience insecurities in health, employment, housing and many other aspects of life during this time. I am thankful for your continued effort in making our programs and courses better. Above all, I am thankful for your resilience during this turbulent time of pandemic and social instability. As a team, we did not panic, we made plans based on science and reality, and we responded to situations capably. Our calmness and consistency is a stabilizing force for our students and the entire college community. I am honored to be part of this team.
Thanksgiving is a time for family. My wife and I are first generation immigrants with no other family members nearby except our three children. I am thinking of everyone in the Schools of SciMath and ITEC: You are like my extended family, and I truly appreciate you. We might not see one another all the time, but we care about one another doing well, and we won’t hesitate to to support one another in times of need.
Thanks again for what you do and for who you are. I wish you and your loved ones a fantastic Thanksgiving break.
Dr. Ben Weng