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Thank You To My Professors

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Winona chapter.

Dear Professors,

As my college career comes to an end, and I register for my last semester of school, I started thinking about every single one of you. You have made an impact in my life and I want to thank you for it.

First, I want to thank those professors that cared about my future. You made your classes engaging, enlightening, and simple for me to understand. Even when I hated the subject, I loved your class because you re-assured me that I am in college to learn how to be a better person, a better professional, and a prepared citizen of the world.

I want to thank those that didn’t care very much; those who taught me that in order to impact others one must remember why you became a leader in the first place. You taught me how to teach myself things I never thought I could accomplish alone because, like you, life won’t give me a lesson before the test. Life will give me the test and then the lesson, similar to your class (ha.)

I want to thank the ones that were completely oblivious that in this century we believe in equality. You taught me that being a nice, empathetic, and a relatable person will take you way further than where you are now. Being bitter towards my slow learning and broken accent, you taught me to be patient and extremely kind. I will take myself far, and then I will come back and slightly rub it in your face (ha x2).

I want to thank my crazy professors. You taught me that life is unexpected and that you have to find something that burns your soul! With the passion you have for teaching, you made me excited to get out of bed in the morning. Thank you for making my dreams a priority, and passing that fire onto me.

I want to thank the ones that became my friends. You decided to leave behind your position of power and treat me like your equal. Thank you for being a great listener, an encourager, and supporting every crazy thing I decided to take on each semester. Having you listen to my ugly crying sessions and reminding me that this will all pay off. You are and will always be my favorite part of my college career.

Last but not least, I want to thank those that weren’t exactly professors: counselors, deans, assistants, advisors, GMWs… you were as impactful as any of my professors. I have learned so much from how much dedication you put into your work; we are your first priority and that makes my heart smile. You have let me talk to you for hours, you have helped me accomplish my dreams, and you have left a mark in my life.

Well, professors and non-professors, I will be taking a little piece of you everywhere I go. Thank you for making me a better human being and preparing me for a future of success. I will miss you very much.


A Devoted Student

Anacorina Velasco, better known as Cora, is a passionate international student at Winona State University. She flew all the way from Venezuela to make some lemonade with the lemons life gave her. You can find her giving campus tours, at the Football field trying to convince the Coaches to let her play, or running around between the security office and her Zumba classes. Cora enjoys a good shot of Espresso, a book that can make her cry, and watching Disney movies, repeatedly.   
Hannah Ingebrand is a Winona State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and a Psychology minor. Hannah is equal parts homebody and adventurer. She craves travel and her heart was left in Paris years ago. She is in love with love, handwritten letters and all. Hannah believes in making meaningful connections with people and embracing different cultures. Her obsession with Pinterest only fuels her love for polar bears, French bulldogs, and all things fashion.