This post was composed by Sondra Smith Gates, English instructor in the Distance Learning department. The original document was written as a reflection in the History of the Community College.
Sondra earned her PhD in English from the University of Michigan and joined the Kirkwood faculty full-time in the fall of 2011. Her teaching interests include composition, service learning, and American novels. She lives in Newhall with her family and pets, and is nearly always absorbed in a good book.