Speaking with a mentor near the end of her formal preparation for a career in pharmacy education, he said, “I think that Samford would be a good place for you.” In recounting the story to me, Dr. Broseker said that these ten words changed her life. As she spoke, I was reminded of the ways in which key people in my own life have offered commentary or advice which seemed unusual or irrelevant at the time, but which later proved to be of life-changing value. As members of the faculty and staff, we often have these opportunities as we interact with our students. They’re listening more than we realize.
By the way, Amy’s reply to the suggestion of her mentor that she consider Samford was, “Where’s that?” The world is better because Amy Broseker discovered Samford.