Dear Jim, it was really good to talk to you this weekend. I don't know where to start describing my experience as one of your French pupils. I was a biology and chemistry major with a minor in business, varsity football player, and married after my sophomore year. The last thing I needed was a French minor. I thought I would take my required foreign language hours and not look back, but I was mistaken. Once I got involved with your classes I could not stop. You were always interesting and fair. It was easy to tell you enjoyed teaching and your students. I will never forget you changing class hours in an upper level course to accommodate my schedule. The time I spent in your French classes were extremely rewarding and enjoyable. You made me want to become a French major! I can't tell you specifically what you did to inspire me. I think your enthusiasm as much as anything caught my attention. You did teach me to speak, read, and understand French. I got to where I could think in French and not translate. I will always be thankful that you were a part of my education. DSU is lucky to have a teacher of your caliber!
With fond memories,
Robert D. Newton DMD DSU ' 77