The Chimes

Dear Professor Simon: “A passionate but humble servant”

Aaron Zhang, Staff Photographer

March 14, 2019

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I had to be in one of his class and being called by him as the "beloved." To me, he was always passionate and energetic. He used to encourage us in every class by saying, "I'm gonna...

Dear Professor Simon: “Dying young as late as possible”

Thecla Li, Visual Editor

March 14, 2019

Nearly two years ago, I was a girl from Singapore who had no idea if I was going to be able to succeed as an international student, much less a journalist. Somewhere deep in me, I had hope, a hidden, unknown hope, that I would succ...

Dear Professor Simon: Walking Among The Trees

Cooper Dowd

March 13, 2019

After leaving my first class with Professor Simon, I somehow knew that despite the many fears of entering a new chapter of life, there was friendship, encouragement and hope to be found. For me and many of Professor Simon’s...

Dear Professor Simon: “A gift”

Michelle Gurrola

March 13, 2019

Dear Professor Simon, Boy. I came into your Foundations course with zero prior journalistic experience. I was a shy, angsty girl who thought she liked writing. You opened your class so quick to tell of how much you “loved,...

Dear Professor Simon: “A confidence restorer”

Lailah Walker

March 13, 2019

Dear Professor Simon, If I could say one last thing to you it would be "thank you." I remember walking into your classroom last semester not knowing what to expect. You greeted us with an enormous amount of love and energy....

Dear Simon: “My journal of a lost spirit who still exists in me”

Malachiel-Melchior La’ Viollette

March 11, 2019

I will miss Professor Bill Simon, who welcomed me into the Journalism Program. His encouragement and support helped me during my first semester at Biola Professor Simon’s class was enjoyable with knowledgeable lectures and mate...

Dear Professor Simon: “A profound legacy”

Bethany Harbison, Freelance Writer

March 11, 2019

It's hard to believe I only had a one-semester, one-credit class with Professor Simon, because the impact he had on me was at least as significant as if I had studied under him for all four years. As a professor, he was deeply...

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