by Megan McGowen
|Megan is seen in the front right with the other 1995 ELCs.|
When I entered graduate school, I became the Chapter Advisor at Auburn University. Again, Jane was there if I needed anything. She took numerous phone calls throughout the years, both positive and negative, and was always there to encourage me and to provide constructive advice when needed. She has always reminded me that the reward for advising was watching members grow and prosper throughout their collegiate and alumnae years. Jane was right.
I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of collegiate women as an advisor and volunteer. Sometimes I had to be the disciplinarian and other times a shoulder to lean on. Chapter members have studied for finals at my house and “borrowed” my laundry facilities. I have received countless late night phone calls, graduation announcements and wedding invitations. It is an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything. Jane Sutton took the time to mentor me and wasn’t afraid to let me know when I was off course and for that I am truly grateful.
As Advisor Appreciation Month comes to a close, I encourage each of you to contact a special advisor or mentor and let them know that they made a difference in your life. Jane Sutton made a difference in my life, and I sincerely hope I have done the same for others.