In class today, my students thanked me for being their Biomed professor. They said it was clear in how I teach that helping them is important to me, and that they really appreciated what I do for them. One gal was even tearing up as she said this. These are the moments I live for as a teacher. They mean more to me than I can say, and are why I do this job instead of just my research alone.
Have a green Jag to celebrate with me.