Month of Thanks

We invited members of the Marywood community to share their memories, wisdom, and messages of thanks as we approach our Centennial in 2015. These are their responses.

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Mike Miller (Marywood Alumni) gives thanks

I have to discuss two -- and thank you for using the "positively" qualifier! The late Dr. Phillip Tama had a lasting influence in my life by simply teaching us to think about what motivates people to do what they do and why. It prompts a higher level of understanding that, when developed and properly employed, opened a window on just about everything. I think of him often and I miss his wit and humor. His loss was tragic and premature. Dr. Michael Foley taught an introductory logic class that, I believe (and perhaps wrongly so), he felt rather inconsequential or elementary at the time. Yet that single class has guided the three careers I've had so far. The training to recognize validity, truth and fallacy and the lack thereof has been a beacon of light not only through college but graduate school and life, as well. I was pleased to learn that he is now Dean of Liberal Arts.

-- Mike Miller Class of 1987





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