Today, Tom prides himself on being a modern Renaissance man. He learned guitar because he valued the emotion of music and its universal application. He regularly returns to his favorite literary classic from high school, Pride and Prejudice. At the time he was unaware it would become one of his favorites. “I enjoyed Pride and Prejudice,” Tom reveals. “I don’t know if I would’ve picked it up on my own, but that’s what I enjoyed.”
In Tom’s experience, subject integration ensures a complete education. He shies away from learning models that champion subject isolation due to their lack of adaptability. At GAC, faculty and staff are called to educate the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. Meeker believes that when students learn subjects in a vacuum, an unhealthy layer of isolation is created.
"If you focus on technical proficiencies, that’s what you’re going to get. But is that really what you want?”