Educational Transformation

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Educational Transformation

Education embraces options, opportunities, and possibilities.

Education is a process, not an event.

Dr. Barnett,

BarnettAs I am in the heart of my senior year here at St. John’s University, with over one hundred credits under my belt, I have been in the classroom with close to thirty different teachers. You have by far been the most influential, inspiring and encouraging teacher I have ever had. You have not only educated me on the sports business world but you have educated me on the real world as well. I have had the privilege to take five courses with you throughout my education here at St. John’s University. I attended every class throughout the span of those courses and every class you dished out very witty and clever mottos on how to go about living your life and you constantly provided me with vital advice on how to approach my future after I graduate. I paid attention to every word you said during class and I have over fifty different side notes in my notebooks of various words of wisdom you provided us.
Although you may not realize it, you have affected my perspective on life drastically and you have instilled a lot of confidence in me. You made me believe in myself when I felt lost about what I was going to do after school and you were always there when I needed some words of encouragement. You made me believe that I can be whatever I want to be as long as I work hard for it. You told me that this business can get rough at times and even though the roads may get rocky, keep your head up and always give it %110 and everything will work out. I cannot put into words how much I appreciate everything you have done for me both inside and outside the classroom. You’re a very special teacher and you will be greatly missed at St. John’s if you do decide to move onto NYU to further educate. I just thank God I was lucky enough to be here at St. John’s during the same span you were because without you in my college life I don’t know where I would be today. Your personality is one of the most unique I have ever encountered and the credentials you bring to the classroom are unparalleled. You always did a spectacular job of teaching in an extremely productive way, while at the same time keeping the sense of humor flowing throughout the room. Once again, thank you for all you have done for me, especially helping me getting my foot in the door of the sports business world with my internship with the National Basketball Retired Players Association. I am very grateful that I was blessed with such a great teacher, mentor and friend. As I have discussed with you several times just give me a call whenever you need help with anything.

Steve

 

Your student and friend,
Steve Baumley

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