There’s no doubt that Stony Brook is an amazing institution. It’s ranked in the top 1 percent of of the world’s higher education institutions and is ranked as one of the top 100 universities by the U.S. News and World Report. Stony Brook University has some of the “brightest minds in the world” (our buses even say it!). It is also a school that helps students grow by challenging them academically, as well as supporting them. A integral part of students’ learning are the professors who help them along the way. And when a professor goes out of their way to show they care about their students, it’s even more awesome! A freshman student recently shared with us this tidbit about Sustainability Studies Professor, Dr. David Taylor: “My professor sent out a message to our class simply thanking us for our efforts and intelligence, even going as far as saying that he and other faculty should do this more often.” The student thought it was so cool that Dr. Taylor showed this random act of appreciation. So thanks Dr. Taylor for making this student’s day and being a caring professor!