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Professor trumpets college degree
Occupation: College Professor
Where did you receive your education?
Southwest High School, Kansas City, Mo.; University of Missouri - Kansas City; University of Michigan.
How has your education played a role in your life today?
My education has allowed me to pursue my dreams teaching and performing. It has given me background, history and goals.
What was your greatest educational challenge and how did you overcome it?
Learning to play all of the woodwind family. Many, many hours in the practice room.
What is the value of your education?
My education has allowed me to pursue my dreams and goals. Also, it provides a foundation for me to build and continue to grow in my profession.
What would you say to someone who's undecided about continuing their education?
An education pays off in so many ways other than the profession that you choose. It helps you become a well-rounded citizen that has the capacity to weigh options and consider the whole picture. It gives you a depth and richness in your life.
When did you make education a priority?
I became serious during my sophomore year of undergraduate school.
What made you realize the importance of education in your life?
Every day I get to work with talented, inquisitive students. I truly look forward to coming to school. I am living the career that I dreamed of because of my education.
Did you ever think about quitting? What made you keep going?
No. I never thought about quitting.
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