Excellence Awards Recipient Detail Information

Gustavo Morales
Professor, Geology,
Valencia College
Statement:  “I touch the future. I teach.” In these six words Christa McAuliffe, the ill-fated teacher-astronaut, encapsulated the significance of what we do as educators. It is an awesome responsibility. Our daily teachings are like the ripples created when we drop a pebble into a pond. The ripples move away from us in ever increasing circles. How far our impact will reach? You will only know, if and when, one night a student calls you, 35 years later, to thank you!

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