Winter said the professors at The W set the tone in his first classes with a personable approach that continued throughout his four years. He said all of the professors care for their students, which engenders a trust that they have the students’ best interest at heart. As a result, Winter, who worked this semester with English-language and adult learners, feels he is in the best possible position to succeed.
Winter thanked Erinn Holloway, Dr. Kim Whitehead, Dr. Reyna Vergara, Mr. Michael Dodson, his friends at The W’s Wesley Foundation, Biraj Adhikari, Umisha KC, Franco Lopes, Hallie Cole, Bailey Howell, Shelby Bozek Lovell and the international student community for making a distinct impact on him.
“After presenting the final project for the Honors College, I felt like an absolute victor,” Winter said. “I had a wonderful sense of accomplishment. All the hard work over four years now is complete.”
Winter plans to get a job as a Spanish teacher in the state of Mississippi. He said he is ready to be the same kind of inspiration the professors at The W were for him. Winter isn’t sure where his next step will take him, but he is prepared to be a guide students can use to take them to their goals.
“The W is an absolutely wonderful place, waiting to take you to your full potential,” Winter said. “Go for it!”