academic dean forestry department Education should improve the quality of your life. A technical education has as an immediate goal the knowledge necessary to function in a specific field. However, it has broader implications and overlaps the liberal education. It teaches an orderly thought process — to collect, arrange and evaluate data — and finally to settle on a course of action. College is only one step in the process of educating yourself. You must continue reading, conversing with well inform e d people and thinking. You will find educated people who have never been to college and also dunces with degrees. Many years ago Bacon said \Reading maketh a full man\ and it is still true. We hope th a t Paul S m ith ’s has started you towards an education and that you will continue learning and be able to make a contribution to society.