He was always interested
in my life and how I was doing in class.
“At the end of my sophomore year I was deciding which major I wanted and asked him for help. He gave me tests to see what I could possibly do in the future, including personality tests. He wasn’t even my 'official' advisor. He just worked with me because he wanted to.”
Tom Thomas (right)
“To be chosen as a mentor often comes as a surprise. People choose their mentors; we don’t choose to become them. They’re looking for guidance, making life decisions. Amanda had far more ability than she recognized. As long as we focus on teaching and put students first, this will happen. Everyone needs to be open to that kind of evolving relationship.”