If you feel slightly embarrassed or second rate when someone asks you where you are going to school, and you have to admit, “at the community college,” don’t. I have been to a four-year, accredited, liberal arts college and my professors there had nothing on many of the professors here at Salt Lake Community College.
I am actually not getting paid to say any of this, but with education funding decreasing and job descriptions rapidly changing, saying thanks is one of the things that is still free and easy. So, thank you, SLCC instructors.
From Rob Branch, a journalism teacher who treats us all like we are already reporters, to Nick Burns who sincerely wants to help his students take the next step to Julie Gay who spends a tremendous amount of effort and time making sure our Globe keeps getting published, the professors here rock.
Far-removed from being just one of hundreds in a large college classroom, you have the opportunity to interact with people who know their stuff and are willing to share it with you. Take advantage of it. It is more rare than you might realize.
While the majority of us will go on to other jobs and careers, the professors and instructors here have made a choice to commit themselves to education and those pursuing it.
Most of them spend a great deal of time working on their classes and truly want to transfer the information that they have to you. Although I plan on pursuing a bachelor’s and maybe a master’s degree, which means I will just be passing through, I know I will look back nostalgically and favorably at my time spent at the College. Remember, anyone can go to the Community College, but not everyone does. You made a good choice. You can soar to your next destination partially on the resistance given by the passionate instructors here. Don’t forget to thank them once in a while. I just did.