Date of story:
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 1:30pm
My name is Oscar, a junior majoring in Human Development, who's hometown is in the suburbs of New York City. I'm a first generation American as my parents both immigrated from Guatemala and are proud citizens of the United States. They met each other, eventually got married and turned out having a total of 3 kids, a younger brother who is a freshman here at Tech, and my younger sister who's in the third grade. I just wanted to let you know a little more about my background because my family means the world to me, and has shaped who I am today.
I love, breathe, sweat, sleep, and dream Virginia Tech. It has been my dream school since I was a young kid (football was the reason I knew this school from Blacksburg, Virginia). This place means a lot to me and have had the privilege to meet some wonderful people along these past 3 years. So how did I get this bracelet you're probably wondering...and if you're still reading thank you! Here's how I got the bracelet:
Today was the last class of my Intro to Psychology class, taught by Dr. Scott E. Geller. I have learned a lot during his class, and I'm not just speaking about material I need to know for the rest...rather, things that will make me a better person for the rest of my life. Professor Geller truly wants his students to not only do well in his class, but to do well in LIFE. He is full of kindness, empathy, and respect. He spreads it in class and you can just feel it. Anyways, since today was the last day of class I decided to approach him and thank him for a wonderful (half) semester. I told him how much I enjoyed his class even though my grades may not reflect it, how much his lectures meant to me personally, and how he is one of the best professors I've had here at Tech. He said "you just made my day" and gave me his wristband and told me to pass it on.
I thought it was important to tell him all of this because I may not be able to see him again, and thought it was necessary. I think in life we tend to be so focused on the future, and rarely appreciate the present...what we have in the NOW. I had to thank him, it was the least I could do. I find it important to let people know how they make you feel, and I definitely wanted to let him know how he made a positive impact on me.
I will definitely pass this bracelet on, and continue to actively care for people!