"My dad is a professor, a mentor, and a great teacher in all respects. I've learned a lot from him, and I'm very thankful for all he's done for us. He's traveled extensively throughout his life and has always modeled friendships for us across lines of ethnicity, religion, and age. Those values are ones I try to teach my own son and daughter. There's a great deal of violence in the world, but if we can break down those barriers and build friendship and respect for each other, we can live in peace."
Ashif Jahan, Construction Projects Manager for Facilities at The University of Memphis