When I transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I knew it would be a different world than I’d found at Mid-Plains. Much bigger pond making me a much smaller fish. Still, I quickly decided it was time to spend some moments with my undergraduate advisor. I’m not sure Dr. Phil Dyer quite knew what to do with me. Homeschoolers were still pretty new on universities.
I showed up as a junior who needed to reapply for the Truman scholarship. I also needed to figure out which classes to take. Then there was planning my future. College was only the next step after all.
Dr. Dyer was always available. He spent hours with me and gave me great advice. Some of the best was to take a couple years after I graduated to figure out what I wanted to get my graduate degree in. That advice was priceless. We kept up for many years after I graduated, but I just wanted to say again…thank you for all the ways you guided me through some formative years and decisions.
Who would you like to think if you could?