December 14th 2012 was my last day teaching at Truckee Meadows Community College. I am officially retired as of January 7th, 2013 after 32 years of public service in law enforcement and higher education.
TMCC President Sheehan kindly granted me Professor Emeritus status upon my retirement. I greatly appreciated the honor and recognition.
It was a very bittersweet moment to walk out my former and now emptied office then leave the college for the last time. I loved teaching and loved working with the students through the years. The best day of the year for me at the college was always commencement day . I always thrilled watching the graduates cross the stage to receive their diplomas while their family and friends cheered their accomplishment. It was also the greatest pleasure to see former students become successful in their careers and know I contributed to their success in some small ways.
I am proud of my both of my professional careers, police work and teaching. I am incredibly lucky and can say I’ve had two dream careers. But now I’m anxious to move on to the next step in our lives. Our “Forever Honeymoon” starts soon.