Why you should meet Rochester instructor Pam Whitfield


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.”

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