I have such fond memories of Dr. Vannaman as my teacher. He was so kind and patient to all of us, never in too much of a hurry to help us find the answers. He was an encourager, a teacher, a mentor, a friend. His kindness and concern in and out of the classroom helped me later to become the kind of teacher who was never too busy to listen and to help a student. For all he taught me, besides math, I am forever thankful.