My condolences to Ms. Hobson's Family

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Niger: Peace Corps Niger : The Peace Corps in Niger: 2006.12.30: December 30, 2006: Headlines: COS - Niger: Obituaries: The Cincinnati Enquirer: Husband remembers Niger RPCV Mary Ann Hobson : My condolences to Ms. Hobson's Family

By Cindy Cruz ( on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 2:59 am: Edit Post


I was just surfing the net and was hoping to contact my former high school English teacher Ms. Hobson to let her know that I had finished my Ph.D. at UCLA, won a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, and am now a tenure-track professor at UC Santa Cruz. I wanted her to know how much I appreciated the challenges she offered to me as a high school student, and that without that writing and literary criticism background (oh yes, she gave us lit-crit!), I know I would not have gone as far as I have in my own education, or have been as confident a student in my first years as an undergrad. And I am also proud to have never gotten a "this smells of the midnight oil" comment on any of my essays I turned in for Ms. Hobson!


Cindy Cruz
Fontana High School Class of 83

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