English professor’s final farewell

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As the final weeks of my final semester teaching here at San Jose City College come to a close I’d like to reflect for a minute on the 46 years I have taught here as the bulk of a career that actually spans 55 years, going back to my early years in Wisconsin dating back to 1960.

It has been both a privilege and joy to be a member of the faculty at this fine educational institution where, in addition to teaching reading classes for most of my career, I also taught stained-glass window making and storytelling in my early years.

The pleasure of watching students begin to realize their potential is such a rewarding pleasure that it has made the years fly by on a euphoric note.

Equally pleasurable was the 36 years I spent on the campus facilities committee, the last ten as chairman.  It was during those years that the renaissance of the campus began with our first bond issue in decades and the subsequent building boom which began in 1998 and continues to this day.

Other than an ugly incident at the end of that run this was also an extremely gratifying opportunity.  I would like to thank my students, both present and past, a total of 594 sections, for all of the wonderful memories I will take with me.  And for the many members of the staff, classified faculty and administrators, it has been a sincere pleasure working with you.

Chuck Hunter
English faculty