Last week, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our students to tell us about their favorite faculty member for a chance to win a prize.
We had a lot of great entries to pick from, and our winning entry came from student Leslie McCarty, honoring faculty member Dr. Adolfo Gorriaran.
Read Leslie’s winning entry below.
“Since becoming a student in the Master of Public Administration program, I have had other changes in my life. The most recent one was a change in jobs. I went from a position that required very little of my 'outside' time to a position that required almost any and every waking moment that I had available.
There were several days that I contemplated giving up, taking time off and just quitting. I knew this was not the wisest decision to make, yet frustrations from broken laptops, bad Wi-Fi connections, kids, dogs, job, life and, to top it all off, homework deadlines made me seriously consider what planet I had been sitting on when I made the decision to add graduate school to the list.
Over the course of my time at Argosy University, I have had many people support my efforts. Then, I encountered Dr. Adolfo Gorriaran. It was over a year ago, and I emailed him during the first week of class to let him know that I was already feeling overwhelmed and wanted to drop the class. His response was so encouraging and just what I needed to keep going.
I have had the pleasure of taking a few other classes with Dr. G. and I have learned a tremendous amount from his classes, all of which I am able to apply to real world situations. I am grateful that I stuck with the class, and the ones that followed. I have kept all the emails of support and read them when I need a little push.
Any teacher like that deserves to be acknowledged. Thank you Dr. G!”