TCU students are constantly told to get to know their professors. Aside from helping with confusing topics, writing job recommendations and taking a genuine interest in your academic career, your TCU professors might also help you win “American Idol.”
That’s what J. Vaughn and Evelyn H. Wilson Honors Fellow Ron Pitcock, Neeley School of Business Senior Associate Dean Bill Moncrief and College of Education Dean Mary Patton are doing for 2010 graduate Tim Halperin. The faculty members, who are a part of “Team Tim,” were assembled by Chancellor’s Associate for External Relations Ann Louden to help advertise Halperin’s appearance on the show.
TCU faculty members are notorious for their commitment to their jobs and their students. According to the TCU Admission website, professors are expected to have scheduled office hours and most have open door policies. They serve as mentors and friends in and out of class now and after graduation.
While the university can ensure it hires only faculty with the highest academic credentials, selecting employees who are committed to the future of their students is more difficult. That kind of selection is a product of a school’s reputation and culture, both of which are enriched by the recent efforts of “Team Tim.”
TCU students are fortunate to be surrounded by a faculty of academic professionals who enjoy both teaching and building relationships that last beyond their four years on campus.
Web editor Andrea Drusch for the editorial board.