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Love for Eastern Professors: Students reflect on the instructors that helped them during their college careers.

A Letter to Dr. Gramby-Sobuwke

      Dear Dr. Gramby-Sobuwke,

      The most wonderful part of being your student is the way you facilitate our conversation. When you catch a person’s eye across the room, it encourages them to speak up and say what is on their mind. You coax each person in the room to speak and share different opinions.

      Dr. Gramby-Sobuwke, you go out of your way to encourage marginalized students with a glint in your eye. Sometimes, students catch that glint and grumble, lamenting that they didn’t do the reading; other times it emboldens students to speak their mind. Your students come from different countries, speak different languages, and have very different worldviews, but you works to weave ideas together into a beautiful tapestry.

      In your class, it is a necessity to have founded beliefs with the qualifications on-hand. As students, butterflies flutter in each of our minds, not stomachs, as we flick through theories and readings in an attempt to articulate our thoughts.

      As a professor you are not afraid to adjust and modify class, and see the beauty in a flexible education, catered to the students instead of a test. Your teaching style is engaging, and mindful of encouraging different perspectives.

      Dr. Gramby-Sobuwke, you persevere despite hardship, work dedicatedly to develop your students, and unceasingly advocate despite opposition.  You are a kind, considerate and hardworking professor. Any students at Eastern University should deeply consider taking your classes.

      Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day,

      Kay O’Keeffe

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