Dr. Michele Breault, the first female faculty member hired in the Truman (then Northeast Missouri) department of psychology, began teaching in 1980. Last December, Michele retired from full-time teaching and was honored by forty two people in attendance at a Homecoming Alumni Reception this past October. Below are a few comments from our alumni on a recent alumni survey.
Dr. Michele Breault Honorary Fund was created through initial donations by several of her faculty colleagues and former students. The fund was dedicated in her honor for the purchase of needed hallway seating for students to gather, collaborate and talk to faculty members as Michele always took the time to do.
“She was a fantastic influence”
“It was the research experience I had with her that …led me to my current job”
“She taught me so much about psychology and…how to mentor others in a sensitive and accepting way”
“Michele was a fantastic instructor in the social psychology course”
“Dr. Breault challenged me to go outside my comfort areas and test the guidelines of social interaction.”