Of all the openings to any class I’ve had in my career as a student, this was among the most inspirational. I have always appreciated schooling, but when he spoke, it was as if we had entered a temple. Preparing to step out of the temple is indeed nerve racking but necessary, but it is my sincere hope I will not let my graduation from Champlain College be the end of my career as a student. Certainly there is graduate school to consider in the future, but for now it is my goal to see what I can do, there will be time for more schooling.
In a decade from now, should I not be part of an academic institution, I want very badly to continue being a student on my own. It is a firm belief of mine that one should strive to learn more and continue receiving an education even if it is independently. A mind is beautiful thing and its capacity to adapt and learn should be taken advantage of and subsequently be awarded. This why I admire Professor Scudder, like many of the other educators I’ve studied under over the years—they’re devotion to academics. It seems like such a natural course to take in life. Why leave school? There’s always more to teach and there is certainly always more to learn.