"For me, nothing about being a psychology/sociology major at UP tops the relationships I developed with faculty in the department. I was always treated with respect, generosity (especially in grading) and compassion -- humanity at its best. In a number of instances, that even led to enduring, meaningful friendships. What I learned from my professors outside of the classroom -- during office hours or their precious little personal time -- equals, if not outweighs, what I learned during official course time and has been crucial for surviving graduate school... so far. Thank you so much, my teachers and friends!
Currently, I'm a Master's International student (MI is a program put on by the Peace Corps that combines PC service with graduate school) through Illinois State University. I spent last year studying sociology, with an emphases in community development and environmental soc. Now I'm just starting my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Micronesia. I'll be teaching English at the high school level in Woleai Atoll (an outer island atoll of Yap State of the Federated States of Micronesia), working as a community development agent and conducting my thesis research for my master's degree."
Eric Porter, '06