"Long history with CLU"
In 1972 the Chair of the department at USC where I was working as a Teaching Assistant called me into his office. He prefaced his remarks with, "I don't know if this interests you but..." and then told me that a department chair from California Lutheran College with degrees from USC wanted to know if there was a graduate student working on the Ph.D would be willing to teach full-time at CLC in the fall.
When I drove out for the interview, I thought I was going to Sherman Oaks, not Thousand Oaks. Upon arrival, I stopped at a gas station on Moorpark. When I asked directions to CLC, the attendant directed me to go down ‘tio' boulevard. Of course I had to ask where ‘tio' blvd. was. I learned quickly that it was the abbreviation for Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Today, 37 years later, I still remember my arrival and do not regret it. And most significantly, it was here where I met the most wonderful man in the world: my husband.
P.S. I even held classes in the dorms and in Holy Trinity Church.
I wanted to give back to my Lutheran heritage so I started teaching at CLU and this has been a perfect fit for me.
She ended up being one of my best student workers and would tell all students who got homesick of her adventure here.
She kept my interest in counseling while igniting my passion for knowledge and desire to become a professor one day.
This is a Christian university. How tolerant can it be towards gay people like myself?
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