A.C.E. is extremely sad to announce that Ashkan Fathi passed away on August 9, 2009. Ashkan was an invaluable part of the A.C.E. Summer Language camps this past year. As the teacher’s assistant for the Persian class, Ashkan assisted with our Persian curriculum immensely. During the camps, Ashkan became famous for “Ashkan’s group” since he undertook the project of making a separate curriculum for the advanced students on very short notice. Despite the short two weeks we had during this camp, the students formed a close bond with him. The Persian camp could not have asked for a better TA. He was truly an amazing and caring teacher, with a strong desire to positively impact his student’s learning process.
In memory of Ashkan, A.C.E. is starting the “Ashkan Scholarship” to be awarded every year to help students study world languages with A.C.E.