Continue the staff position of Mr. Michael Barbour
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Continue the staff position of Mr. Michael Barbour

    1. J G
    2. Petition by

      J G

      Syracuse, NY

To Whom it may Concern,

We, the undersigned, would like to appeal the termination of the staff position of Michael Barbour at Le Moyne College. We would like to bring attention to the fact that Michael Barbour is a valuable asset to this school and how losing him would negatively influence the Le Moyne College Community.

Michael Barbour serves as a teacher, director, mentor, and friend to many of the students and staff on this campus. He has devoted himself to the Theatre Department as he has offered his knowledge, craftsmanship, loyalty and love. He truly effects the outcomes of not only the theatrical productions, but the outcomes of the students after graduating and the people they become. Michael Barbour goes beyond what it means to be a professor as he teaches students what it means to be a good person; a happy person. He embodies the spirit and philosophy of Le Moyne College in his character, dedication, and extreme admiration of the arts.

We can assure you that the Le Moyne College Theatre Department would not have the large number of participating students that we have today if Michael Barbour had not been present. To lose him in this department would be to lose a great friend and would drastically change the atmosphere of the building. He makes everyone feel welcome and leads students to do and be great things. He is a legend.

Leaving Le Moyne College, we will know that we are better people having met Michael Barbour- smarter, wiser, and more confident. We respectfully request that you reconsider the termination of his position.

Thank you.

Jessie Gherardi
Class of 2014

To:
Le Moyne College
Continue the staff position of Mr. Michael Barbour

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • lina mazzarella SYRACUSE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I graduated in 1992 and still remember him as one of the best teachers I had.

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    • Lynn King BALDWINSVILLE, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      Mr. Barbour goes above and beyond not only for his students, but for any who approach him who are passionate about Theatre. Mr. Barbour was one of my brother's favorite professors, and when I approached him about how to further my own theatrical career goals, he responded immediately and postively and put me in touch with several other artists and teachers who have helped me immensely, his support was invaluable. Please reinstate his position. To do otherwise would be a disservice to the many artists he has taught, mentored and assisted.

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    • Kimberly Grader POMPEY, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      incredible professor--!

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    • Rachel Carey PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      Mr. Barbour was an engaging Shakespeare teacher. I was not in his class until my last semester at Le Moyne, but leading up to it, my friends all raved about his classes. I can see why. Mr. Barbour is an enthusiastic and engaging educator, someone who has a real love for both his craft and his students. These people are rarer than we might imagine them to be. Losing Mr. Barbour is a significant loss to the PAC community and to the greater Le Moyne Community.

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      • over 1 year ago

      Signing this petition is important to me because I want to support a wonderful teacher who's kindness and enthusiasm inspires students to think critically and act passionately in both the classroom and beyond. Mr. Barbour is a sincere, thoughful person who would be an invaluable asset to whichever organization he were to work with. Le Moyne should not be so foolish as to willingly discard such a quality educator and co-worker. Such people come in short supply...

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