October 6, 1998

Dr. Hong Gang Jin
Associate Professor of Chinese
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, New York 13323


Dear Dr. Jin:


I am pleased to have this opportunity to express my best wishes as you are honored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education as the Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges Professor of the Year. While I regret not being able to offer my best wishes in person, I am glad to add my congratulations to those of your family, friends, and colleagues at this special time.

The President and I believe the education of our children and the training of our work force should be among the very highest or our nation's priorities. You deserve praise for your outstanding accomplishment and for your continued efforts to educate our nation's young people. There is no more essential role in our society than that of teacher and counselor, and I appreciate you efforts.

Once again, please accept my congratulations and my warmest hopes for you success in the future.




Al Gore