A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting the information session for the Poggio Colla Archaeological Field School with a few of the other Alumni of the program. To start off, the Classics Department here at Franklin and Marshall is a dedicated group of individuals who want nothing more for their students to achieve. When I went on this trip, I studied as a Hackman scholar, in which I was given a scholarship to help pay for the tuition of the trip, in exchange for doing research. I worked collaboratively with the Provost of the college for the six weeks of the program in Italy, and continued to do so when we returned to the states. It is enlightening to have a professional individual want to take the time to not only work one on one with a student, but to get to know them on a personal level. This is one of the many amazing things I have come across at F&M. I have been able to get this personal experience with a variety of professionals, both in my department and not, to help let me know that I am not just another number to these people. It leads to a better learning environment, and a more positive atmosphere in the classroom.