Prem Bajaj lives for being a volunteer.
Bajaj, 80, retired as an associate professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics from Wichita State University in 2001. Since then, his volunteering has become almost a full-time job.
Bajaj has taught driver safety classes, held offices in the local chapter of AARP, been a past board member of Inter-Faith Ministries and been the president of Indian Students Alumni and Friends, and he is on the board of directors of Helping Our People Economically (HOPE).
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He has served as a volunteer tax counselor for the elderly and tutors students in mathematics at the Math Lab at WSU. He is also the founder of the India Association of Greater Wichita – now the Cultural Association of India – and the Association of Hindu Students in America.
Bajaj was born in India and became a U.S. citizen in 1976. Being a volunteer, he said, “is a nice thing to do. In the morning, it is always something to look forward to.
“After I retired, I didn’t know what to do. I love it very much.”