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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.
Eleanor Snell, Ursinus College, retirement, Elsa Heimerer, Greensboro
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Heimerer, Elsa M., "Letter From Elsa M. Heimerer to Eleanor Snell, May, 1970" (1970). Eleanor Frost Snell Programs, Correspondence and Other Documents. 74.
[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]
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