Two 2010 Alpha Lambda Delta initiates recognize me as a ‘Favorite Professor’

Alpha Lambda Delta initiates Frances Hoepfner and Amanda Patton have recognized me as a “Favorite Professor.” The 2010 Kalamazoo College chapter initiation ceremony was held Oct. 28.

Five other initiates have honored me as a “Favorite Professor” since 2007.

Eligibility for membership in Alpha Lambda Delta is determined by the first-year academic record, and is limited to those maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 and class standing in the top 20 percent.

Fran was a member of two classes I taught in 2009, my first-year seminar on graphic narrative, Warning: Graphic Literature, and Introduction to Creative Writing, where she wrote seriously entertaining fiction and perhaps the best poem yet from a Harper’s Magazine “Findings” prompt. Amanda was a standout memoirist as well as explicator of published work in Reading Autobiography.

Thank you, Fran and Amanda,  for associating me with your success.

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