First on the lineup is Glenn Beuchlein. I know I have mentioned him before, but he has not only been a great influence on my training, but also my education. I had Beuchlein in high school for both Competition Government and Economics. He placed alot of effort into his teaching and always provided extra information that most people would not know. As I have become a more learned specimen of the university, I have found much of his teaching to be useful.
Next, is a man who I encountered in my first year at Ole Miss, Dr. Lerner. I came to school underprepared I feel and my writing skills were very underdeveloped. I started off in his class very poorly, but steadily began to improve. His class was pretty rigorous and he was a rough grader. Needless to say, he was a tough teacher to have in my first semester at school. He gave me my first and only B. I did not like it at the time, but I realize now that he prepared me for the rest of my classes. He also helped me receive some financial aid and we still speak quite often. He is always friendly and always is curious about the classes I take. The type of relationship he has provided seems to be rare on the college scene.
Finally, one of my current teachers deserves to make the list I have provided. His name is Dr. Rutherford. Dr. Rutherford was the professor in my class last semester titled "Research Design Methods" and is now teaching me in a class about Environment Policy. Dr. Rutherford is a soft spoken man and his voice almost makes you want to sit back in a lawn chair and have an ice cold drink. However, he is very passionate about his work and cares about many of the same things I do. These issues are primarily centered around sustainability. I also went into his office one day and he gave me some very kind compliments. These compliments were very unexpected from such a soft spoken man. They really meant alot. I hope I continue to be around him and hopefully he can help me in my future endeavors.