Dear Mr. DENG Tiancheng,
Greetings from Chicago!
Well the Armour College of Engineering, along with Illinois Institute of Technology, feel sorry to see you are leaving, we yet share mutual perceptions over our dear friend’s carefully-picked path on the way arising. We are glad to see everything has been settled down there in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Upon appreciating this grand transfer bearing honor on the personal route, we simply want to reassure, that our consistent support and belief are with you, your prospect potentials and dreams, and your great family.
Once at the Office of Registrar last spring, when asked about during college advising, you did provide us an impressive demonstration, words vivid and excuse plausible.
Yes, not mentioning those drop-outs may as well seek accomplishments, how can we resist the temptations of a college transfer – gaining new experience and balanced growth at a cost of, submitting an application, scheduling an interview, and maybe some five extra credit hours?
Everybody laughed, seemed like we were well-promoted by Bill Gates’ speaking on Harvard University’s graduation ceremony: ‘I also want to be recognized as the guy who got Steve Ballmer to drop out of business school. I’m a bad influence. That’s why I was invited to speak at your graduation. If I had spoken at your orientation, fewer of you might be here today.’
You were here on Chicagoland since August 19 last year, and if I didn’t put it wrong, you had missed those undergraduate orientation events. But now we are happy to see you did learn something well beyond an orientation may ever offer (maybe graduation does), which is represented by your actions in pursuing dreams, and fulfill the lengthy road with sparkling ideas, you know this is sort of stuff that truly enabled Americans to become something as they are today.
Just some end notes, this letter further bears the wishes on your way scoring college success, on behalf of the faculty and the University. We still wish to see you around our campus one day, and would be glad to host you attend some ECE classes again in Siegal Hall, plus a regular dinner at the Commons.
Mooncakes were being delivered to those Chinese students and scholars in main campus and Chinatown, just as what I believe which would be even heavily practiced in CUHK, and in Hong Kong. Surely moon there would be of a more round shape, but you’ve got to miss us, don’t you?
All the best,
Rebecca J. Nicholes,
Office of Registrar,
Illinois Institute of Technology,
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.