Every year before Lude starts his school year at LCCC, the college and it's various departments have a full on dinner meeting. This year at that dinner meeting, Lude was awarded Faculty of the Year in the Business Division and we couldn't be prouder! He's taught at LCCC for as long as I can remember.....maybe since just after Jessica was born? Not sure! At tonight's event he was honored at the dinner where they read about his life, family and work including his teaching career. They read from some of the thousands of student reviews where he was lauded as "the best teacher of my entire college career" or "I wish I could have had someone like Mr Kemock for all my classes, I learned so much!"
Teaching is his talent! It manifests itself in so many places of his life (right, girls?). He's enjoyed every class he's taught, had some great student stories to tell, sometimes experienced difficulty balancing work, home and school and has sacrificed a lot to keep this. But it's been a rewarding career and well worth every moment of the balancing act.
He got a certificate (ooooo, ahhhhh) and a lovely check (yay, vacation)! But, one of the highlights of the evening was when Helene came over to his table and sat down with him and proceeded to gush about how "proud she was of him!!" You see, Helene was his teacher over 41 years ago when he was at Lincoln West doing his student teaching. I don't imagine that teachers have very many opportunities like that and she was quite taken aback. Helene teaches English at LCCC.
And I mentioned once before on my blog that he was told of this special honor of Adjunct Faculty of the Year on the very day that his daughter was hired as Adjunct Faculty at Dominican University.
That has meaning beyond my comprehension.....
Congratulations, Ludeeeeee....Love You