91-year-old professor's virtual teaching photo goes viral

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
91-year-old professor's virtual teaching photo goes viral
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Check this out! 91-year-old professor goes viral for a moment that so many people can relate to, now that so many of us are working from home.

HOUSTON, TX -- Learning and teaching virtually has been a challenge for everyone, but 91-year-old Charles Krohn is determined to keep teaching.

He is a professor at the University of St. Thomas Houston and was captured in a photo taken by his daughter, Julia Krohn Mechling, sitting at a computer while teaching his students virtually.

She posted the image on her Facebook page on September 1 and it has since reached thousands. Julia's caption reads: "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."

The image has racked up 63,000 likes, 28,000 shares, and more than 1,000 comments. Julia describes her father as a very humble man who is incredibly dedicated to teaching and his students!