To a mentor

by Jovan Villareal

This morning, I woke up to some terrible news. My benefactor and mentor, the man who hugely shaped my view on life, work, and many other things, had passed away.

I’ve never met someone as equally impressive, smart and grounded as him.

It is not that common at this stage of our careers to have professors who shape our intellect, interest, and life in general. But my mentor did that.

While we were originally brought together for academic purposes, I soon began to learn from his views and perspectives and his wealth of knowledge. That will always be fundamental for my understanding of the world.

I hope that everyone, when such people cross their paths, never take people like my mentor for granted. I certainly never did, and never will.

“You carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

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Wish you all the best.
by: Sengoai Teboho Jscob

It is really amazing to see that some people care enough to help other people on writing a speech. I wish you all the best and may God be with you for the rest of your life for helping others.

Many thanks Jovan
by: Susan

Thank you for adding your eulogy for your mentor.
They belong in a special category of their own: those people who inspire and teach us to strive to become the best of ourselves in all ways. We are blessed by their presence in our lives. Acknowledging their role in our personal development with gratitude keeps us grounded - for we know what we owe them!

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