My comments may be construed as being directed only to professors, but I want to emphasize to the undergraduate and graduate students that we are all involved in mentoring. I hope that my comments may assist you as you become more and more involved as mentors while your careers develop.

I am one of those people who can safely say that each day is a joy and a surprise. I am surprised each day because as a young man from then rural Georgia I had not planned to go to college. After high school, I worked for a while as a mechanic, then was a truck driver out of Atlanta for nearly two years. While I was driving trucks, I lost a promotion to a young man who had attended college for just one year. Losing that promotion led me to realize that this college...

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