loves the clean slate of each new school day.
day. The kids are always happy and excited to see
you, they're always excited to learn, and being
around kids really puts a smile on my face," said
System -- since graduation. Initially hired as a
special education teacher, Dunham has taught
second grade the past two years.
that second certification, I feel, really helps me
meet the needs of all the students in my class,"
amid alphabet letters and classroom reminders.
Not that Dunham needs a daily reminder about
her alma mater. She feels a St. Bonaventure pres-
ence every day as she draws on her preparation
by the School of Education, particularly because
of the classroom experience.
go to medical school after gradu-
ation. His life took a turn, how-
ever, in his junior year when he
decided to minor in business ad-
plines, and was pleasantly sur-
prised to discover pharmaceutical
consulting. Now, as a scientific
analyst at a pharmaceutical
consulting company, Kaplan
positioning and also how his
company's drugs work in order
to communicate that to physi-
cians and payers.
lent him valuable skills that
have helped him to excel in his
professional life. His biology
major furnished a solid under-
standing of the medicines he
works with today, and his
minor in business administra-
tion allows him to communi-
cate effectively with
co-workers and clients.
years exposed him to the kinds
of interactions he will en-
counter for the rest of his ca-
reer in business.
academic advisory commit-
tee," said Kaplan. "The type
of work that I do now and the
type of interaction I had are
very similar, especially being a
which is sometimes an intimi-
dating thing to come into."
mosphere at St. Bonaventure is
one of the main factors con-
tributing to his success in his
explains, "which means that
you don't get away with not
understanding a particular
"You have labs of 16 people
fore the professors are going
to know if you don't have that
and work hard ... there's no
way you will not leave here
better than when you came:
ready to go out and do great
things," he said.
grade. And then we also had Field Block, where I
ments, plus all the hours of
tutoring and observation that
we did," said Dunham. "Your
first year of teaching is unlike
any other year, and it's defi-
nitely hard, but I think having
the various experiences with
so many different mentor
teachers in so many different
grades really gave me a big
umbrella of tools to use
once I had my own class-