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Pat Ratigan Ranger ’58
Adda Bozeman was a very distinguished woman. She wore her hair back in a bun. And she always wore a flower at the nape of her neck. She had tremendous style in dressing and the way she carried herself. And I took international relations from her. That was a fabulous class.
Adda Bozeman was a very intimidating person actually. You did the work. You showed up to conference. You were prepared. You did everything that you were supposed to do, or she would just dismiss you. She was very traditional in that sense.
One day toward the end of the semester, she called me into her office, and she said, ‘I’m going to be out of town for two weeks.’ And she said, ‘I want you to take my classes.’ I just looked at her. And she said, ‘You will be a wonderful teacher, and I trust you. I want you to take my classes.’ So I did. And that was really when I decided I really wanted to go into teaching.
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