Great leaders strive to live the kind of life that Ralph Waldo Emerson described, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Dr. Sepideh Raei, Assistant Professor of Economics and Dr Pedram Jahangiry, Visiting Professor in economics both find fulfillment in guiding students towards success. Investing time and effort into students is a worth-while.
In the summer of 2018, a small group of Utah State University students prepared for a very special graduation ceremony. Only they were thousands of miles away from home. There were no caps and gowns. And they weren’t the ones graduating.