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Unsung Heroes of Higher Education

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By Mariah Hoffman

Featured here are a small percentage of the amazing teachers behind higher education who are determined to make a difference one student at a time at the SPC Downtown campus. These teachers are also living proof that anything is possible and the daily feats that often plague our lives do not continue forever. They are our mentors, our motivators, our worst critics, and our professors.

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Often in college, students come from all different learning environments and schools. Some students have just graduated high school, while others are coming back to finish their degrees or even start attaining credit from the bottom up decades after high school. Beyond the registration process, financial aide, choosing classes, dates, and times, teachers are often randomly chosen. Most are just a name, a Jane Doe willing to offer you her knowledge on a subject you are willing to learn, but the teacher is the most important aspect of college. In high school, and even in careers or jobs, you cannot choose who teaches or trains you, or whom you work with. College offers this freedom of choice that could help or hinder your academic ability.

All teachers have a story to tell, a voice to be heard, and knowledge to spread. Some only wish to inspire others and incite the intense motivation for education they feel themselves. Some are willing to help students in any aspect of education, while others simply offer support. Either way, it is important to listen professors and allow yourself to be taught, not just in the classroom, but also by the teachers of life. Saint Petersburg College, in all its campuses, offers this and so much more.

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