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

  • Lei Yang

    20 May 2020

    Mai laoshi, I have been so lucky to work with you over the last three years! You are the best office neighbor, always ready and patient to answer my questions…

  • Mike Kowalewski

    19 May 2020

    You know of course that you’ve had the coolest —excuse me, the most distinguished – beard on campus for some time now. You’re a class act, Mark. I’ll miss seeing…

  • Carol Donelan

    19 May 2020

    Best wishes to one of the most kind and generous collaborators on campus. Enjoy your retirement!

  • “Don’t worry, only the first ten years of Chinese are difficult. It gets easier after that.” Prof. Mark Hansell. Well, Mark, nearly thirty years after first studying Chinese under you,…

  • Santi Rico

    19 May 2020

    Congratulations on your retirement Mai Lao Shi! I know I might not have been the most disciplined or talented of your Chinese students during all these years but as I…

  • Marianne Gunnarsson

    18 May 2020


  • Juliane Schicker

    18 May 2020

    Congratulations on your retirement, Mark. I hope you can enjoy your cute house and yard, which I have enjoyed walking past with my dog so many times. Your presence will…

  • Adriana Estill

    18 May 2020

    Mark, Congratulations on retirement! I hope your next adventures bring you as much joy as your teaching and mentorship brought to those around you.

  • Fred Hagstrom

    18 May 2020

    Hi Mark We all try to do our best while we are here, leaving behind something, and having made deep connections with many people over the years. Next year will…

  • Christopher Tassava

    18 May 2020

    Congratulations on a well-deserved retirement!