Martin Stout

  • Central Texas
  • Southern Texas
  • Southeastern Texas
  • Colorado


My College Memory

I’ll never forget my graduation ceremony at JWU. I completed my degree in the fall, off-term, and I returned for graduation in May. With that in mind, I had very few expectations for the day other than showing my parents the great university and city I attended for the better part of three years.

But when I received my diploma and looked in the stands to find my parents, I was overwhelmed with how proud they appeared. But that was not all. As I was leaving the auditorium, I was very surprised to be stopped by one of my favorite professors who congratulated me by name for my accomplishments. I had not seen this person in more than six months and he not only remembered me but also my name.

I often share this story when I speak to students about JWU, because here professors are not only great resources for information but they also become a peer for your future.