See what alums, colleagues, and friends remember about Mark’s many wonderful years at Carleton.

  • Marie Louise Keen

    22 May 2020

    I, a very naive freshman in 2011, decided I wanted to learn a new language and signed up for Chinese 101 with Mai Laoshi, instead of continuing in advanced Spanish.…

  • Nozomi Naoi

    22 May 2020

    Dear Mai-laoshi!!! Thank you so much for all your enthusiasm and support!!!! I remember starting at Carleton as a freshman and taking Chinese with you!! Your enthusiasm and love for…

  • Melissa Schubert

    22 May 2020

    Mai Laoshi! After first having a native Mandarin speaker as my first teacher in high school, I found your PhD-in-linguistics-informed teaching soooooo much better and easier to process. Cramming for…

  • Nancy Liu

    22 May 2020

    Congratulations, Mark! It was a pleasure taking classes from you. Always entertaining, always helpful, always collaborative. Whether it was acting out the Mandarin version of “Princess Bride” or reading stories…

  • Jennifer Vander Wilt

    22 May 2020

    Mark, I took Mandarin from you in 1988! It was a fun class. Although I have forgotten a lot of it, I did use it on my recent trip to…

  • Austin Infante Lane

    22 May 2020

    Thank you Mai Laoshi! It was a great privilege to be your student.

  • James Mayor ‘95

    21 May 2020

    Mai Laoshi was essentially my introduction to Carleton since I took beginning Chinese as a freshman in ‘91-‘92 and it was five days a week, every morning. It was a…

  • Annie Tseng ’97

    21 May 2020

    尊敬的麥老師: 去年七月和您的老學生羅力格ART (這也是您將近25年前為他取的中文名字)搬回明州 一直想要回學校拜訪您 無奈忙著安頓兩個女兒適應新的學習和生活環境 很慚愧遲遲沒有回到校園 幾個月前得知您榮休之喜的消息 就告訴自己無論如何一定要參加母校為您的舉辦的歡送會 世事難料,居然碰上全球疫情 只能在此獻上由衷的祝福 老師三十餘載在母校的教育生涯,勞苦功高,您的付出是有目共睹的 聽聞您接下來將定居夏威夷展開另一段人生的起點 相信在您和師母的規劃下定是精采細緻 祝福您們闔家平安健康、幸福快樂! 學生 曾易安 敬賀

  • John Mullan

    21 May 2020

    Beginning to take Chinese classes at Carleton marked the end of a nearly two-year hiatus that bookended the first several years that I studied Mandarin. My grammar desperately needed help,…

  • Steven Drew

    20 May 2020

    Mark, Thanks for much for being a great colleague over the years. I’ve enjoyed our conversations and crossing paths with you through our daughters’ mutual interest in swimming. I also…