Keep Dr. Petrucci
Dr. Petrucci is a biochemist who teaches several courses at Utah Valley University (UVU). Recently, I found out UVU will not be renewing his contract, and Spring 2017 will be his final semester under his current contract.
Dr. Petrucci has been a great mentor to me and has encouraged me in my education and career path. He gave me the opportunity to do meaningful research in my desired field. He listened to my suggestions and helped me develop ideas I had for the projects future. I know many other students who have had similar experiences with Dr. Petrucci.
Universities need more teachers like Dr. Petrucci. He cares about his students success and that they are learning real world skills. He goes above and beyond for his students to help answer questions and creates an environment where learning comes naturally.
It is a big mistake for UVU to lose such a teacher. It is an even bigger mistake to deny the students such a dedicated mentor.