Patricia Smook Pong
Arriving at CUC , at summer’s end, in 1968, was at the same time exciting and filled with apprehension, for this prairie gal. Would I fit in? Would I see anyone I knew? Much to my delight , everyone I met was friendly and welcoming. Little did I know that it would be on this campus that I would meet the love of my life whom I married in August, 1970.
My family: Married to Ian FW Pong. We have three beautiful children, Niven, Ryan, and Jolene of whom we are very proud. We have four grandsons, twins, Liam and Caden; and Joey and Tristan.
My work: Work has always been in the education field.
Change I wish to see in the world: That the world would be one, no more hunger, illness, war, racism.
My life motto: Live and let live
Where I turn to for inspiration: To God’s word
Most interesting place I have traveled to since high school: Far East Asia, Europe, Mediterranean
Traits I admire most in a person: kindness, honesty, humility
Favourite CUC memory: Our serenades and open houses
The books on my bedside table are: Bible and Praying God’s Names
Song that most reminds me our senior year: “Bye Bye Black Bird”
I can never have too many: Massages
Biggest surprise about life: It’s passing so quickly
Song that always puts me in a great mood: “What a wonderful world”
Risk worth taking: Loving people
My next big project: Making digital memory books for my children
CUC teacher I wish to honor: Mr. George Goodburn
Advice I would give to a graduating senior: God’s mercy is bigger than any of your mistakes (Lamentation 3: 22-23)