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.
Class of 2014