Olga Verbovaya

Olga Verbovaya

Russia

Olga Verbovaya

To this day to me you are an example of hospitality and true love and care for students. I think your understanding of what international students really need goes beyond just knowledge, but you have a gift of FEELING people and it really is amazing. I have said that you have set very high standards because my interaction with you was my very first interaction with a US faculty member. And because of my experience with you, I thought the USA was this great country where all universities really care about their students. With time, I realized that it wasn’t true and that it was you and your personality that made that experience so very special for me. I definitely think that all faculty from all universities have a lot to learn from you.

I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you did for me and for others and for the things you continue doing for students. THANK YOU very much! I still remember ESL with a big smile on my face and for the most part it is because of you.

I have completed a masters degree and currently working on a PhD at Louisiana State University and I hope that when I become a faculty, I can be the kind of a person to students as you were to me (and to many others I am sure).”