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Many stories shared about Ken Weatherman

Friday afternoon, Georgia Highlands College’s faculty and staff honored long-time colleague Ken Weatherman. Ken is retiring from his professor of physical education position.

Many stories were shared, but one student’s personal testimony about the 40-year veteran said it all. The following is from an email sent to Ken inviting him to attend Honors Night with the student:

“I am hoping to graduate in May. (Chemistry is a bear). I know I would not be this far along if you had not called me the evening that I was so frustrated and willing to withdraw. You probably make hundreds of phone calls and talk to many people, so the phone call might have been ‘standard procedure’ for you. However, it was a life-changing event for me. Your call came at a time when I was not so sure that I was doing the right thing for my family or my career. The traffic from Atlanta was horrific that evening and I had missed your test. You were willing to allow me to take the test on a different day. You were willing to work with me and I felt as though my education was as important to you as it was to me. I can’t say ‘Thank you’ enough. I pray that the decisions I make will have as much of a positive impact on someone’s life as your call had on my life that evening.”

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