Thank You Note to Dr. John Varriano, Professor of Physics 2/16

To: John Varriano
Subject: Thank You

Dr. Varriano,

I know it’s been some time since I attended CBU, but I’ve been meaning to write this for a while. I want to thank you for all that you did to get me through school. The extra hours, the impromptu strategy sessions, and the occasional kick in the pants. You were very understanding and supportive the entire way through and I truly appreciate that. My path since college has been interesting to say the least. I started out as a Quality Engineer for a company that relied heavily on military contracts, and helped them implement statistical controls for the first time, my next stop was in contract manufacturing for the medical device industry, where along with statistics, I designed experiments and worked heavily on the chemistries of their cleaning and acid passivation lines. Currently, I’m essentially an upstream Manufacturing Engineer in global ops at Medtronic. At each stop along the way, I’ve been commended for my use of the scientific method to solve problems, my understanding of logic and experiment design, and my grasp on statistics. These are things that I attribute in no small part to the work that you and your department did, and the extra effort you were willing to put in to see me through. Thanks for everything.

Daniel Benson
Concurrent Engineer, Medtronic, Inc.