The Napoleon Hill World Learning Center is located at Purdue University Calumet Campus in Indiana. One of their employees, who I also consider a friend, is Alan Chen
Alan's story of how he came to work for the World Learning Center is inspiring. Alan was born and raised in China and came to the United States to go to university. His English was not good when he first came. Despite that, he received his Masters in Engineering. A friend of his introduced him to Judy Williamson, Director of the World Learning Center, when Judy needed some IT work done. At some point, they decided to hire an IT person to help with the many IT needs they have. Alan practiced his English the night before so he could tell Judy 'Whatever you need, I can do', or words to that effect. When Alan's parents came to visit him and they met Judy Williamson and spoke with her, probably with Alan translating, Alan's mom told him 'Whatever she tells you to do, you do it' and I can tell you that Alan does that and much much more.
Today, Alan not only looks after all the IT needs for presentations at Purdue and around the world, he helps everyone who participates in any Napoleon Hill World Learning Center event. He will do anything to help anyone because that is the type of person he is. He is also usually the main photographer for events and his pictures help me relive the most fun and exciting experiences of my life.
Alan has recently written a book designed for Chinese people who come to the United States either to visit or to stay. It contains many tips and suggestions to help Chinese people with the many differences between the 2 countries. Alan's wife Jing is working with him to help market the book.
One of the greatest things to ever happen to me was the firs time I went to the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center and met Judy Williamson, Uriel (Chino - nobody calls him Uriel) Martinez and Alan Chen. Today, I am proud and humbled to call them my friends.
A picture of Alan and his wife Jing when they vacationed in Toronto and my wife Kim and I had dinner with them. I could tell he was on vacation by the hat. I've not seen him wear one before.