I believe this class is set-up very well. Opportunity to learn from the resources and book you've chosen has proven beneficial. I am enjoying the critical thinking and the direction of the material that you have provided as resources. The agenda for this class has been challenging, yet stimulating. I actually feel as though I am learning, and will be able to take the content with me throughout my career. Please keep this style of teaching, I feel this is an effective and dynamic way to present the material.
Thank you, Becky Ross

Dr. R., You have my permission to publish my work on the CEPA site...Thank you for your guidance and leadership. It is YOU that is happening, you are leading us to reach our full potential...Ana Reyes

Good Morning Dr. R…I found this quote and thought I'd share it with you. “Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.”  Chelsea Rose

This class has been eye opening because these steps have been broken down so simply.  Often, leadership seems to be a lofty aspiration left only to those with great personalities or charm.  However, this class has helped show that we all have the opportunity to be leaders…Nate Lacey

I found that this class was interesting and very challenging as well.  Making up our visionary and MyLife portfolio was fun and a bit challenging…it gave me a different way to really see what I want to do in life.  I would have to say this class is inspiring and I would not change anything.  I hope others have the opportunity to take this class as I had the opportunity to take the class…Maria Ramos

All in all, I have gathered a lot of information that I will continue to use during the course that will lead me to become a 2nd Lieutenant.  I really have come to appreciate the readings. Thanks Dr. R. Joan Ferguson

As this year begins to wind down I am blown away by the progress and development this class has strived for, and achieved. I see each of my classmates as motivated, and driven toward becoming better leaders. Now it is my turn to start taking the steps I need to in my life,  … My first risk I’ve directed myself to is moving to New Mexico and attending NMSU. Never in my wildest dreams would I have pictured myself here; now that I have arrived I understand the value of this particular risk. In this instance my risk has resulted in confidence, connections, and valuable relationships. Overall, I would call this risk a success…Chelsea Rose

Dr. R.... I will most likely be sending out my powerpoint briefing for peer review tomorrow, so that will get turned in pretty quickly as well. I have really enjoyed this class…and am looking forward to writing my paper!  Leslie Copass

Dr. Rodriquez, I have thoroughly enjoyed this class and have been empowered by the readings and assignments. I spend time on youtube viewing other lectures on various types of subjects from universities around the world. Perhaps this type of endeavor would be useful to classes at NMSU...I appreciate all that you have given our class. This class was definitely one of the best I have been involved in in a very long time. The assignments will prove valuable to my progress in education as well as in leadership. Thank you as well for all the guidance and encouragement...Becky Ross

Dr. R, Thank you very much for your positive words. It is really great to hear what not only my fellow peers think of my leadership and ideas, but also that you are supportive and encouraging in my ideas. I'm very thankful to have taken this class—it has been such a big step for me in growing up. Thank you for the words of encouragement. I will be hanging them up in my room…Thank you for all your time and belief in me. Chelsea Rose

Dr. Rodriguez, I wanted to express my appreciation for the awesome job you have accomplished with your students this semester. You have given us a positive stepping stone in utilizing our talents and ideas to someday hopefully make a difference for a better and brighter future. I really enjoyed your class, thank you, and God bless. Rose Mary Salinas

Dr. Rodriguez, Thank you very much for creating an environment open to free thinking. I enjoyed this class. Thank you, Erica Hobbs

Dr. Rodriguez, would like to take this time and thank you for teaching this course. I feel that through all of the conversations and topics discussed in class, I now am a little more prepared for a professional career in the future. Etiquette and professionalism are very important aspects that must always be taken into consideration. I feel that the empowerment in this course has helped each and every one of us become better prepared for the future…Aaron Salazar

Dr. Rodriguez, Thank you once again for your positive educational influence on my experience as a student at NMSU. Your class has made this semester one to remember…Ana Reyes

Dr. R…I would like to thank you for the wonderful ideas in which you brought to my mind! You are an intelligent and excellent person. You have done wonders in this wonderful world that we live in. Keep in touch and I will see you soon! P.S I do know what is needed for a portfolio now.. thanks to you…Thank you! Viridiana Valadez

Good Morning Dr. Rodriguez, I want to let you know that I really enjoy doing projects for your class. I like the way that you care for students, that is something that I think every professor should do. I think a good instructor is someone that cares for his/her students, that really makes students feel that they are important to the instructor…I will definitely recommend your class to my friends =). Your assignments and quizzes were very enjoyable…because we had the opportunity to express our thoughts and beliefs and that is something that not every instructor does, that's why I think your class is just so wonderful. I really enjoyed doing the BIO assignment, and the portfolio seems to be a cool assignment to complete. These assignments really give us the opportunity to analyze and get to know ourselves better. I just wanted to THANK YOU for all your support during this mini-semester in your class, believe me this really means a LOT to us, the students…I wanted to ask you if you are going to be at your office sometime next week, so that I can stop by and have the opportunity to meet a wonderful instructor like you =). THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR LIVES EASIER! =)…Yescenia A. Gonzalez.

Good Evening Dr. R., First I just wanted to thank you for all the inspiration you have given me in this course. I wish this was a course that I would have taken earlier in college. This course provides a new way of thinking and a new direction to approach. I learn not to focus so much on myself but to focus on what type of difference can I make with people in my current job and future employment. Thank you once again…Joey Nieto

Dear Dr. Rodriguez, Thanks so much for everything during this mini-mester. I had no idea what to expect when i read the title to this course, and after these short 8 weeks, i learned an incredible amount about aspects towards becoming a leader in whatever endeavor! i will recommend this class to more students for a VWW credit. Thanks again. -George I. Washington, ps. RANGERS lead the way!!



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