- Coles - my thesis advisor, creative writing, on my committee
- Camoin - creative writing professor (took novel workshop), on committee
- Cheng - post-colonial lit, on committee
- Stockton - lit theory, queer/feminist theory, on committee
- Lau - Asian lit, creative nonfiction, on committee
- Yang - Asian history (used to be on committee, but moved to another school)
- Sanchez - composition
- Huckin - business writing
So I was stressing about this in e-mail with Patti Henriksen, who is the nice person at Career Services who manages these files for us and sends them out. And she was kind enough to, totally unprompted, read over my letters and send me an e-mail back saying I shouldn't worry, that they're all glowing, and that the one from the professor I was most worried about (because we'd interacted so long ago) was glowing, personal, and extremely articulate. Which is no more than I'd expect from this prof if she were still pleased with me, but gosh, it's hard to tell that a few years down the line when everyone's so busy, juggling a thousand things.
So the point being, I'm going to relax a little. One more element that was out of my control that I don't need to worry about anymore. Yay! I still might not get any interviews, but not for lack of love from my department. That's rather nice to know, no matter what happens next.