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Dedicated student shows love for Baylor

Nov. 14, 1997

Being far from home does not affect Bear of the Week's devotion to school

By Brandon Hale

Reporter for The Baylor Lariat

Brian French, a Toledo, Ohio, junior, was nominated for the honor by his older sister, Janice. She said Brian deserves it because of, 'his dedication and his love for Baylor University.'

A member of the Dean's List, French balances the difficult classes of an engineering major with his busy schedule working as a supervisor of the Bill Daniel Student Center food court.

When asked what drew him from Ohio to the state of Texas and Baylor University, French said he had always visited grandparents, aunts and uncles in Texas and he liked the region.

He was drawn to Baylor over Texas A&M and the University of Texas because of Baylor's smaller college atmosphere.

'At first it was tough, but time flies when you are at Baylor,' French said when asked what it is like being so far from home.

French comes from a close-knit family in Ohio.

'I call home all the time and that's why my phone bill is too high,' French said.

French, a Brooks Hall resident, said his favorite aspects of Baylor are the small class sizes and the relationships between the students and the professors.

'You know your professor and your professor knows you, and they know what you are capable of,' French said. 'The whole atmosphere is good.'

'It has really helped to have a friend in my sister here at Baylor, because I'm so far from home,' French said after being told who had nominated him.

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