Dr Professor Nasser Arghami -- Tribute
It was indeed an enormous privilege that Nasser Arghami was one of my students. Furthermore, along with my other Iranian students, he was one of the best; probably the others will agree that Nasser was the very best, as indeed he was! He started working with me on his doctoral dissertation while a student at Florida State University in the late 1970s. Nasser came with me to Athens Georgia as a Lecturer at the University of Georgia when I moved there as Head in 1980; Nasser taught several classes at the same time as he completed his research work graduating in 1981 (with an FSU doctorate). He went on to achieve distinguished heights in his chosen profession, with excellent research publications and accomplishments too numerous to mention. Dr Argahmi also enjoyed an enviable record as an excellent administrator, something very difficult to achieve.
However, whilecertainly Dr Arghami was a top student, and an outstanding academic, he was far more than that. More importantly, Nasser was a wonderful person, always exercising care and concern for those around him, his family, his friends, his colleagues. Of course, his academic record will not fade away (the permanence of the literature world and the related records will guarantee its longevity). Rather, it is the essential person, the real warm generous Nasser that will persist forever in the hearts and minds of his family, friends and colleagues. The person that Nasser is (and I mean “is” not “was”) is what will endure. Thank you Nasser for being a part of my life. You will never be forgotten.
May 3, 2018