I thoroughly love the fact that I am a huge nerd. I enjoy learning, I enjoyed school and I believe that being educated is one of the most important things that a person can do as an individual to do well in this life. I am not saying that there aren’t people who didn’t go to or finish college that aren’t worthy of being respected or are any worse than people who did, but if you have the means to expand your mind, by all means, pursue it!
Nick and I went to lunch with one of my ABSOLUTE favorite professors I’ve ever had the privilege of studying under during all 6 years of my college career (She is one of Nick’s fave’s too). Dr. Lynne Lokensgard was our art history professor at Lamar, and I think she is simply brilliant. I admire her so much for being so incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to making sure students LEARN something. I am glad that she is not a pushover like a lot of other professors I had. She CHALLENGED us and made sure that we did our job just as much as she did hers.
Good teachers are so important. I think it’s essential to make sure that they’re recognized for their efforts because they are some of the hardest working people who shape the lives of SO many. I can’t thank all of my great teachers enough for the impact that they made on my life. I wish that teachers could get more appreciation in our society. I couldn’t imagine having to deal with other people’s kids…no matter HOW young or old they are.
Lynne was complaining about today’s students and their apathetic tendencies — it’s quite tragic. These kids just don’t realize how significant it is that they’re learning from HER. God forbid these students actually have to WORK for something. That’s how a lot of people act these days, and it’s quite tragic. It’s to the point where Lynne plans to retire soon, unfortunately. Lamar’s art department will NEVER be the same when she leaves. I am so glad that we’ve become such good friends.