Thank You All for Happy Memories
from Fumiko Tachibana
I live in San Diego ever since I left Japan in 1989 excluding a year
in Honolulu on a self-emplolyed sabatical.
Palomar Cmaaollege Howard Brubeck Theatre (photo by Prof. Levin) Thank you for being there at the ceremony!
from left to right: Mikiko Imamura-Seyller sensei, Department Chair Carlos Gomez, Professor Monique Atkins.
Mikiko passed away two years later,
Monique had her house burned down in the San Diego Fire in the fall that year.
Carlos retired the following year. I can't say it enough how much you made me happy!
I wish they were reading this page somewhere.
My deep appreciation also goes to the following inspiring teachers whose kind heart still remains in my heart
when I look back upon my life in the US: Takako Izumi sensei, Mikiko Imamura sensei, Poet/Professor Steve Kowit, Prof. Manuel Cortes, Dr. Carlos Von Son. I miss them all! My big thank you also goes to Dr. Dan McLeord, Professor Emeritus at SDSU, the most important person for the initial and official support via SDSU. The classroom was my favorite place where I could be myself. My most active and long period at one school was at Palomar College (1999 - 2015) after my life was spent in the college and other classrooms in Japan and San Diego. Students were my takaramono and taught me a lot of interesting things. I had the pleasure of winning the Distinguished Faculty Award for teaching perhaps recommended by the students I taught and took to Japan? I do not know but that was what happened and it was great.). I was also recognized the following year 2007 by the Board of Directors of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce as Palomar college's Most Distinguished Faculty the following year. Wonderful Memories! Meet Your Facult : Fumiko Tachibana
old online profile found about myself 昔の資料です。 source