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This letter from Elsa M. Heimerer, Ursinus College Class of 1967, congratulates Eleanor Snell on the occasion of her retirement from Ursinus College and remarks on Eleanor's philosophy and attitude.

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Eleanor Snell, Ursinus College, retirement, Elsa Heimerer, Greensboro


Health and Physical Education | Higher Education | Sports Studies


[May, 1970]

[Dear Miss Snell,]

[It has been only three years since I graduated from Ursinus College and it has been a busy, wonderful, challenging, as well as rewarding, time. I have completed my master's degree in physical education after a year of concentrated study and am now in my second year of teaching at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.]

[As I look back, Ursinus College is not that far in the background and my days as a student there are very much alive in my memory. It has truly been a privilege, Miss Snell, to have had you as my teacher - a rare privilege indeed - for you are a "master" teacher. Your love of teaching, of students, of learning has become my love. Each time I work with my students, whether it is in tennis, hockey, or basketball, your philosophy, your attitude, your ideals are foremost in my efforts. I hope that in some small way I can instill ideals in my students as you have in me and others.]

[It is easy to take the best, but hard to always give the best. But, Miss Snell, you have always give the very best of yourself - personally and professionally - to your students. I am thankful that I have been one of your students.]

[Thank you, Miss Snell, for the inspiration, the encouragement, and the ideals.]


[Elsa M. Heimerer]

Letter From Elsa M. Heimerer to Eleanor Snell, May, 1970



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