As a young woman, I was a very "undecided major" student at Indiana State University. My sister suggested that I consider Anthropology, at the time I had no idea what that even was!
I decided to take intro to Anthropology 101 for one of me general ed requirements. I vividly remember where I sat in a huge class room. From the first moment Dr Pang opened her mouth, I was captivated! By the end of that first lecture I was ready to declare my major!
I took every class Dr Pang taught, no matter the subject. She was one of the most brilliant people I have had the honour of knowing. She opened my mind and taught me to think in ways I, beforehand, had never thought. Her knowledge was encyclopedic and her kindness knew no bounds.
She inspires me to this day to be the best educator I can be. Though I teach Energy Clearing, not Anthropology, I know that my multicultural way of being has been greatly influenced by her and helped me in my work. I can only hope, with only one lesson, to inspire another, to align with a deep, inner passion and unlock a deeply planted inner calling to follow his or her dream. RIP Dr Pang, thanks for everything.