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St. Regian (Paul Smiths, N.Y.) 19??-????, January 01, 1977, Image 117

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The name of this college is in a world of its own. If you use it with your friends at home or other businesses they ask, “W here is th a t?” and “W h a t do you do?” B u t when the name Paul S m ith’s College is used in the forestry field they say, “Oh ya, how do you like it up there?” Or they com m e n t on the cold w inters and the black flies of spring. I used to think th a t I was going to a nothing or nowhere college. B u t slowly I changed as I found th a t people in my field or with knowledge of my field knew of my college. T a lking w ith these people I could not just learn w hat they already knew, but converse w ith them on newer ideas th a t they did not know. Since my first sem ester I have become more confident with having the name of Paul S m ith’s College on my diploma. Like every new experience, P aul S m ith’s has left some never removable thoughts a n d friends with me. These friends are not just s tudents but are also faculty a n d staff of th e college. Friendship is a quality th a t no one can get too much of. And all of these people at one tim e were strangers. B u t out of necessity and awkward situations and this need, friends were made. I am very close to these friends who have joined me for compassion. We all joke a n d laugh, wade through tough times th a t never seem to end and breeze through the easy times, giving and taking help when it’s needed. T h e beauty of this is th a t we do it together. This is the essence of life (Friends). “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” Now I get to the other part of this educational experience, th e courses a n d professors. Face it: as s tudents we all had some professor who was always on our b acks or did not know a n y thing (or so we thought). T rue or not, to each his own. I have always thought th a t some courses w eren’t w o rth the effort, there are only a few left. These are some of my thoughts on my education in forestry, but regardless of th a t Paul S m ith’s College has some of the finest professors around. They all know their subject and know it well. And if we as s tudents can get p a st the point of p ersonality conflicts we can learn alot from these people. W e can go a long way w ith w h a t they have to give, and they will be glad to help more than m o st of us know. Sincerely yours, Ted Helveston

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