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The rumor of my demise . . .

Jerry Foster

JERRY FOSTER

Congratulatory comments on my retirement came from students and former students around the world and, of course, from across America. Thank you all for your well-wishes, but I can’t help but think of Mark Twain at the moment.

He said the rumor of his demise was greatly exaggerated.

Same with me.

On Wednesday, the EdTech Department threw a wonderful retirement party for me, and Dixie posted it on Facebook. The word was out. Then, less than 24 hours later, I was approved to work part-time for a year or so.

When I started here in 2001, we had about 50 students, one master’s program and one graduate certificate. Today, we have three graduate degrees and four certificates.

As I move forward in the next year or so, I will focus almost entirely on advising students entering our education specialist degree. Whether you’re interested in an advanced degree or not, you’re not only welcome but encouraged to reach out for a digital visit. It would be my pleasure to find out what you’re up to these days. If you see an old guy hobbling into the sunset, it won’t be me. Not yet.

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