My VIP [Very Inspirational Person]

Rita Manning

Philosophy Professor Rita Manning

I first met Rita Manning in 2005. Even during that brief meeting, she made a strong impression. Many teachers talk or write about ethics; she teaches by example. She makes her assignments relevant to everyday life by bringing in current events and exposing connections between ethics, law and politics. She shows compassion and understanding during class, office hours and extracurricular activities. And she takes a genuine interest in her students, pushing them to succeed and comforting them during setbacks. Her commitment and passion has been incredibly inspirational. She’s more than a teacher to her students. She’s an ally.

Nominated by June Alice M Brown, ’13 Philosophy and Art/Studio Practice

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  1. She shows compassion and understanding during class, office hours and extracurricular activities.And she takes a genuine interest in her students, pushing them to succeed and comforting them

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