October 23, 1998

Dr. Hong Gang Jin
35 Stebbins Drive
Clinton, New York 13323


Dear Dr. Jin:


I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you upon recently being named the 1998 Outstanding Baccalaureate College Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement and Support of Education.

I understand that you have developed "cutting-edge" teaching materials and among your contributions are the creation of a multi-media CD-ROM and related publications that use authentic Chinese language materials, such as movie excerpts, television shows, and news reports, photographs and animation, to provide instruction and cultural context for learning the language.

It is pleasing to see residents of our community recognized on such a high level.

Once again, please accept my congratulations on this outstanding achievement.




Ralph J. Eannace, Jr.
Oneida County Executive