This month we have a thank you note to Mrs. Sandra Davis, Instructor of Mathematics, from a student.
From: Ross, Mary
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 12:37 PM
To: Sandra Davis
I just wanted to send you a note to say, thank you. I appreciate all your hard work, help, and attention you gave our class. I originally was going to avoid taking Finite Math. I had built up a fear about taking the class. I just decided to overcome that fear, I had to face it head on. I was going to either have to face now or later, I knew in order to graduate. I would have to take that class. I so appreciate educators such as yourself. You can see your infectious passion for math and it is catching. I so appreciate your optimism and encouragement. You would not allow us to focus on what we could not do, you just keep telling us it’s not hard. It may appear that sometimes those small things don’t mean much. They definitely spoke volumes in my life. I now feel differently about math. I don’t have that fear anymore, you helped me to overcome that fear by creating a positive learning environment. I will walk away from this class a better person. This class has helped me with my critical thinking, it has improved my organizational skills, it has helped me to have more of an eye for detail, and it has helped me to logically approach difficult task. It has been an pleasure and honor. I hope I see you on campus in January. Once again, thank you very much.
Happy New Year,
Shelby County Sheriff’s Office
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The month’s note comes to Br. Joel Baumeyer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Director of the Math Center, from a former student.
From: Stephen Allen
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 2:41 PM
To: Joel Baumeyer
Subject: Overdue gratitude
Dear Brother Joel,
It is unlikely that you remember me but I was a student of yours during the 1993/1994 academic year. While my performance in your Cal I & II courses may have ended in disappointment, the inspiration you provided has persisted for nearly 20 years. I spent only one year at CBU but my education continued at State Tech, Univ. of Memphis, Univ. of Central Arkansas, and Univ. of Arkansas at Little Rock. Along the way I earned degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Higher Education. For the past eight years I have worked in higher education serving as a teaching assistant, adjunct faculty, and tutor in the discipline of Mathematics.
Thanks and gratitude are hardly sufficient but are the least I can give you. Your passion for the subject and compassion for people left an indelible impression upon me. You are in part responsible for my good fortunes to this day. Thank you so much for what you gave me in the short time we spent together.
I immediately liked you when you commented on a M.C. Escher t-shirt that I was wearing as we passed each other in the stairwell.
Hope you are well,
Stephen Blue Allen
This month we have a thank you note to Dr. Arthur Yanushka, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science.
To: Arthur Yanushka
Date: June 7, 2012
Lloyd Smith has recommended your work as instructor at Christian Brothers University.
I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: “Excellent professor who will challenge you. Definitely not easy, but always available to help if you stop by his office. If want to work hard, have fun, and most importantly – learn useful stuff – enroll in one of “Yanushka’s” classes.”
Service Category: Professor
Year first hired: 1999
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity