Dr. John Hader took the lead in creating an English-immersion program for forty nursing students from Shanghai. In addition to the four hours a day in the classroom, Dr. Hader and his able staff (Mary Troken and Tonja Girten) organized trips to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Blues Festival, and an architectural tour of Chicago.
I met the men and women in the program today in a ceremony recognizing their accomplishments. There were lots of smiles and hugs, especially for the two faculty members who worked with them, Nancey Epperson and Ashley Andrews.
Thanks to the Provost for having faith in us, to the Asian American Advisory Council and Moses Shang for sponsoring these outstanding students, and in particular to Dr. Hader for making this program a success.