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Alex Jurado '15
October 21, 2016
It was such a pleasure to study with Professor Aveni at Colgate. He is truly a professor in a league of his own––in terms of both his expertise and his tremendous dedication to teaching and students. As a gifted teacher, he creates an academic environment that is demanding of students, yet supportive; an environment that requires diligence, yet always entails humor and fun.
My favorite moments in the classroom were spent delving into the pages of the Codex Borgia. It was an exciting process learning to make sense of the almanacs and imagery that had been inaccessible at first. From there, I had the enjoyment of playing in the scholarly sandbox the rest of the semester. But most of all, it was the opportunity to work closely with the tlamatini himself, enjoying his wisdom and stories, that made this independent study such a pleasure.
Profe, your classes and mentorship were the highlight of my time at Colgate. You inspired me to improve as both a student and individual. As a result, I've had so many wonderful experiences in the classroom, traveling abroad, and excavating in Mexico. Thank you for the life lessons, support and friendship. You've illustrated the tremendous difference a professor can make in the lives of students.
Congratulations on your upcoming retirement. I wish you and Lorraine the best in this new phase of your lives, Alex