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“Many of my professors don’t place emphasis on test-taking—they focus on the hands-on application of what we learn, and for me, it’s really the best way to learn.” Michael Todd, Computer Engineering senior

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Michael Todd, Computer Engineering senior, came to Gannon because it was a small, Catholic school that had a high acceptance and high graduation rate, and because it focused on students. Since he’s been here, he’s found that the holistic development that the University strives to achieve opened up several unexpected opportunities for him. “I’m not what I would consider a star student,” Todd said. “But many of my professors don’t place emphasis on test-taking—they focus on the hands-on application of what we learn, and for me, it’s really the best way to learn.” This led Todd to an opportunity to research artificial intelligence outside of the classroom with Sreela Sasi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences. The independent study was

not for credit, but it gave Todd the opportunity to conduct research in an area where a good deal of new work can be done. “I was very grateful to work on such an interesting project,” Todd said. Beyond his academic successes, Todd also felt that his experience of connecting with people at Gannon— ranging from those involved in the Campus Ministry to international students in his classes—has helped him become the person he is today.

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Annual Report of the President 2005  

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