In case you missed it, MPR’s Bob Collins has profiled Pam Whitfield, instructor in English, women’s perspectives, and equine science at Rochester Community and Technical College.
She apparently has a tremendous knack for inspiring students:
Whitfield is not at a loss to count her success stories by name — the athlete who told her “you’re the only teacher that I couldn’t sweet talk, sneak by, or smart mouth,” for example. She requires her women’s perspective class to work with non-profit women’s groups “to do something that helps women and children,” and help her students understand a larger world “where women are systematically abused.”
One of her 2007 students in that class, Tara Kline, said Whitfield “restored my faith and my passion in learning.”