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91-year-old professor embraces remote learning so he can continue enriching lives during the pandemic

91-year-old professor embraces remote learning so he can continue enriching lives during the pandemic

91-year-old professor embraces remote learning so he can continue enriching lives during the pandemic.
91-year-old professor embraces remote learning so he can continue enriching lives during the pandemic. Courtesy of Julia Krohn.

A 91-year-old college professor who was photographed by his daughter while teaching during the pandemic is getting lots of love and support from the internet.

Earlier this month, the man’s daughter, Julia Krohn, snapped a photo of her father, Charles Krohn, as he navigated remote learning. Charles has been a professor of English at The University of St. Thomas for over 50-plus years, according to GMA.

Julia Krohn and her dad, Professor Charles Krohn.
Julia Krohn and her dad, Professor Charles Krohn. Courtesy of Julia Krohn.

His daughter posted the heartwarming moment to Facebook, saying:

“My father has been a professor of English at The University of St. Thomas for 50+ years. Here he is, at 91-years-old, embracing virtual teaching like a BOSS. Listening to and watching him teach Homer’s The Odyssey is a true gift. He’s been teaching it for decades, and yet he has the passion and excitement for the text as though it’s the first time. These kids have no idea how lucky they are.”

Since the post, thousands have shared and commented — many of whom are former students of Krohn’s — dating back to the 1960s.

“Professor Krohn was my UST English professor in Fall ‘92 and Spring ‘93,” one former student wrote. “And right now he is my daughter’s UST English professor.”

“He taught me so much & opened up a new world of literature,” another commented. “His passion and dedication were not unnoticed. I’ll never forget my experience w/ Krohn.”

This man has obviously touched so many lives during his tenure as an education professional, and from the looks of it, he isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon. More proof of how ‘Majical’ passion and dedication can be.


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