Purely in the category of self-congratulation: I received a lovely note (edited below) from an advisor in the University Honors Program, for which I’ve been teaching multivariable calculus, differential equations and linear algebra this year.
I heard through many disappointed students that you are leaving UMNTC.Many students were sad you were leaving- you made quite an impression on them and quite a few said they’ve never had a better math professor. That is high praise, especially from my honors kids!I wanted to pass that awesomeness along to you and let you know that you are appreciated! We will miss you here.Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students. It made a difference and the students know when a professor wants them to succeed.