"The week you spent with us at Colorado College was memorable, and the students, faculty, and administrators whom you met at the College are all very grateful for your visit. You made major contributions to classes in Anthropology and Political Science; you brought Tanzanian folktales to life for four groups of elementary school students and for the college community; you helped us understand the politics in Tanzania; you directed our discovery of the features of post-colonial literature found in The Book of Secrets. You suggested many good ideas for the ACM African Studies Conference in September. You encouraged students who are planning to study in Tanzania and encouraged returning students from Tanzania to talk about their experiences. And your influence spread through your many conversations over breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dozens of students and faculty.
You have helped to foster our African Studies program, and we are immensely grateful." - Marianna P. McJimsey, Director of International Studies, Colorado College, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"It was a wonderful experience for me (and my students as they attested to in class later in the day) to hear the stories of African experience and culture. As a teacher of stories, I am always captivated by the stories I hear, of courage, of faith, of culture....
Until then, I will settle for reading your book. Thank you for sharing your experience with us today. I know it has been a very enlightening experience for us." - David Wareham, Totino Grace High School, Fridley, Minnesota.
Dear Dean and Provost Jim May,
We would like to extend our great gratitude for your generosity to having sent Prof. Joseph Mbele to give lectures to our graduate and undergraduate students.
His trip was of great success. His professional and informative lectures have inspired our students, who all think listening to and participating in these lectures are eye-opening experience. Prof. Joseph Mbele's visit has also caused the attention of the local media. Oriental Morning Post, which is a popular newspaper in Shanghai, has interviewed Prof. Joseph Mbele and announced his lectures in the paper. Besides,Prof. Joseph Mbele's modesty and hardworking (He gave four lectures in less than 8-days' visit) personalities have also impressed us a lot.
We really appreciate this kind of high-level academic exchanges. And we really appreciate what you have done. - Chen Qinjian, Professor and chair of the Department of International Chinese Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai