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The Roasted Professor [NOOK Book]

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In this entertaining short story, Professor Ray Dennison comes to his retirement dinner roast with a carefully crafted speech in hand. During the roast he has a spiritual awakening of sorts -- a sudden and profound revelation of why he achieved success as a college teacher. How could he not have realized this before now? The shaken professor scraps the speech and shares the revelation, giving the best -- and shortest -- lecture of his career. All characters, locations and events are fictional, but the issues are ...

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The Roasted Professor

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Overview

In this entertaining short story, Professor Ray Dennison comes to his retirement dinner roast with a carefully crafted speech in hand. During the roast he has a spiritual awakening of sorts -- a sudden and profound revelation of why he achieved success as a college teacher. How could he not have realized this before now? The shaken professor scraps the speech and shares the revelation, giving the best -- and shortest -- lecture of his career. All characters, locations and events are fictional, but the issues are real and cause for reflection.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044403246
  • Publisher: Larry LaForge
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 200,525
  • File size: 226 KB

Meet the Author

Larry LaForge spent thirty-five years in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and active member of the academic community. He taught business management courses at every level from undergraduate students to doctoral students, received major research grants, published in top journals, directed dissertations, and served on editorial boards. He also advised student organizations, chaired major campus committees, and worked closely with athletics as a faculty representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Dr. LaForge received significant professional awards during his academic career. Clemson University named him Alumni Distinguished Professor of Management for his work with undergraduate students. The Clemson faculty recognized him with the Class of 1939 Award for Excellence, their highest honor. Student government at Clemson honored him with the Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him 1995 South Carolina Professor of the Year. In 1996 he was named a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute.

He received his B.S. from Clemson, and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

As an independent author, Larry LaForge draws on his experiences in higher education and college sports to create stories that illustrate interesting issues and dilemmas in our times.

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    Posted November 14, 2013

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    Good story

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