My favorite professor on campus is Renee Gouaux, who works in the Art Department. Professor Gouaux teaches classes such as Sculpture and 3D Design. The thing I love most about Renee is that she is always up for a good conversation and she loves to laugh. Some of the best moments during class are the times when Renee is about to tell a story and can’t seem to stop laughing. No matter what kind of mood you’re in, those moments are guaranteed to make you smile, if not bust out laughing with her. She has tons of great stories and is always really animated while telling them.

Renee is also really flexible, understanding, and has a happy-go-lucky attitude. She’s open to new ideas and allows her students to assist her in creating or modifying class projects. She relates to her students well and there is a very down to earth quality to her. She’s easy to talk to whether it’s class-related or not.

She expects good, thoughtful work and always goes out of her way to make sure her students have necessary materials and are comfortable with assignments and class activities. Renee also seems to like her students to be open-minded and try out new things. Some of the most interesting art projects I’ve ever created have been in Renee’s class, such as a cardboard chair or a dress made completely out of recycled materials.