Before I end this blog, I want to thank the many people who helped me to plan, coordinate and implement AGU in America this year:
*Marsha Sprague and Linda Sahin, MEI Director and Associate Director, for their support
*Shirley Thompson, a wonderful teacher and a dear friend, for her patience and creativity
*Ji Won Moon, Sophia Burton, and Laura Jacob, our three fabulous, energetic and uncomplaining mentors, for everything!
*Kim Kwok, MEI Administrative Coordinator, for helping me in more ways than I can count
*Esteban Garcia, without whom my final slideshow would not have been created, for assisting us in the Multimedia Center
*Dr. Marie Hallion, our guest speaker on the history of U.S. Diplomacy, for doing so much more than her wonderful presentation
*Jim Shirlen and Rex Potts of The Washington Post, for showing us around the printing plant
*Khalim Piankhi and Madeline LaCore of Channel 9, for showing us around the studio, and J.C. Hayward, for graciously allowing us to take about 30 photographs with her!
*Hiroko Miyakawa, Mariko Russell, Ichiro Toda, and Tsuchiya Takahashi of the Inter-American Development Bank, for making our visit there so memorable
*Amy Wasserstrom and Ken Shimada of the Gordon W. Prange Collection at McKeldin Library, for telling us all about the collection--twice
*Jane Welsh and the wonderful tour guide of the College Park Aviation Museum, for making that activity so special
*Tony Chan, for assisting us with the technology in BPS0283
*Chiles and Tony, our bus drivers, for their patience and good driving
*Shania Lin and Sang Shin, our unofficial mentors, for enriching this experience for the participants
*Christoforos Liakos and Nedret Oztan, for making the cookout such a success
*Dennis Oliver, Berta Leiva, and Hiromi Sato, for reading and commenting on the blogs
*Sasha Sirk, Teresa Almeida d'Eca, Dennis Oliver, Hiromi Sato, and Yuiko Hayakawa for participating in the chats at Tapped In
*Christoforos and Vicki Liakos, for keeping the home fires burning for the past 2 weeks
*the Evanoff family, for their enthusiasm and support
*and finally, the participants, whose pleasure and appreciation made it all worthwhile!
If I have forgotten anybody, I apologize! Thank you all for your help and support. I couldn't have done it without you!