Rick Appling passed away after a too-short fight with cancer. His wife Carol is the graduate secretary at Alabama, and the first person I spoke to about the graduate program.
That same night, I got a message from a former student in Liberia. He got suckered by one of the fraudulent NGOs that operate there. Now he’s broke and nearly homeless. He’s looking for a job, a scholarship, anything that can help. If you know of any job anywhere in Liberia for a young man with good English skills, please let me know.