By Jacob Johnson
For this weeks spotlight, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview Professor Mary Bates.
Upon one on one, I discovered several things about the life of Mrs. Bates, many of which an individual would never think to guess. Everything from why she wanted to become a professor, to her biggest bucket list item was spoken with words of such passion and content that one could not help but smile with every word she spoke.
From start to finish, she revealed that she is an extremely strong minded individual with a love for what she does that is only outmatched by a love for her family.