Donald Leopold (AGI14)

leopold-a.jpg“I am experiencing the Graduate Institute differently than most, as I am 63 years old and winding down what has been a wonderfully interesting and rewarding career. Had I had the opportunity to have done the program earlier in my life I am confident it would have enabled me to be crisper and deeper in my thinking, more open and able to listen well to others, and better able to articulate my points-of-view.

The Graduate Institute to date has exceeded my expectations. I have read texts that I might have started but never would have stayed with on my own; I have benefited enormously from the insights of my fellow students, including those with whom I have strongly disagreed; and I cannot over-state how much I have learned by the gentle but firm guidance provided by the tutors. On first blush they appear to be helpful facilitators – do not be fooled. They are exceptionally bright, unbelievably well read, and consistently dedicated to creating shared learning experiences.”

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
- Isaac Newton