"As a first-year student at Bryn Mawr, I had no idea that I would graduate with a French major.  How Professor A. saw one in me still stuns me to this day.  All of the French professors challenged us to reach heights we thought impossible, while helping us cultivate a place of our own in a world enriched and expanded by the French language.  I learned what hard work really meant throughout the French major.  Only later would I understand how those efforts helped create a future career and life as a professor of French.  Now in my professors’ shoes, I do my best to share with my own students the standards of rigor and commitment that were demanded of me, as well as the kindness that they bestowed on us during the process of discovery over the years at Bryn Mawr—perhaps even a patient but certain process of revelation, which continues today." - Grace An