1. Dr. James Elias

Without you’d I’d still be on the wrong side of my master’s degree. You are one of the greatest teachers I have ever known. Like everything in this world that is truly great, you are extremely misunderstood and grossly underappreciated by the rear mid guard. However, the vanguard gets you, and always has, which is why the U.S. Supreme Court relies on your expertise. And there are two reasons Rhodes Scholars from around the world, Stanford and Michigan Grads, who matriculated with distinction like myself, would go to Cal-State Northridge: 1) to study with the great Dr. James Elias, and 2) A rare rose is still a rare rose, no matter where it is planted and where it grows.