Because I have retired, I agreed with some reluctance to be on a Kennedy School committee that I had served on for years. I am a “volunteer,” so I can change my mind if I don’t like it (although I doubt that I would do that). After thirty-three years, the school is part of my “DNA” and I will never stop caring.
On Wednesday, I attended a luncheon meeting to launch this year’s committee. There were thirty-some of my former colleagues there, including some I didn’t know.
The committee chair asked everyone in the room to introduce themselves and state their affiliation at the school. When it was my turn I said, “Judy Kugel, retired.” The crowd burst into spontaneous applause.
It’s nice to be a celebrity.