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The World of All 8 O'clock Classes and No Cuts

drrisk2 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:20 AM
I had a very similar college professor, Dr. Betty Wheeler. She knew everybody in her class, called on them name (always "Mister" or "Miss" Blank). She would yank you right into reality, in a very kind way. We remained friends for 35 years until she died at 86. I learned more from her outside of the classroom than inside it. This is not someone you can ever forget.

My undergraduate studies took place at Presbyterian College, a liberal arts school of about 1,000 students in Clinton, S.C. The town was so small that you had to leave it to find a McDonald's or go to a movie.

The campus was picturesque. Old, tall oak trees, brick buildings, a lawn where students played Frisbee and football, a girls' freshman dorm that had shared bathrooms in the hall and no air conditioning. When I started, I knew only one other student (the previous year's valedictorian from my high school), but I gained many lifelong friends along the way.

While the...