Message from Mark Brown
May 17, 2019 9:42 PM
He was my freshman algebra teacher and instilled an understanding & love for the order of the subject. I attribute his skills as a teacher for choosing math as one of my degrees.
As an Asst. Principle he once sentenced me to writing a 5000 word paper on the “evils of gambling” after he caught me running a crap game over lunch hour in the Spanish lab. That too, was a powerful lesson. I still don’t gamble. Besides the math doesn’t work unless you own the casino.
His service to his community, his country and especially his students are a great legacy and gift to us all. He will always be remembered & loved by many.
Message from Bryan Steele
May 17, 2019 11:32 AM
Mr. Swanson taught me and countless students more than what was in the binder of a book. He taught us many life lessons and valuable skills in and out of the classroom. He set an example all men should follow and teachers to emulate. I remember him sharing stories with me about his time in the Army. I was cutting wheat for Mr. Swanson until midnight the night I left for basic training. He shook my hand, looked me in the eye, said he was proud of me and my decision to serve our Country and gave me a hug like a father would give his son. Thank you Mr. Swanson for the life lessons, being a great role model to so many and for being a friend.
Message from Bill Baker
May 16, 2019 3:26 PM
I have a bachelors degree in mathematical engineering from K-State and a masters degree in business with an emphasis on applying mathematical solutions to corporate finance from the University of Texas at Austin. In all of my years of technical education, I learned more from Mr. Swanson than from any of the several dozen other individuals that I studied under. All of them were more published, several were world renowned, but none were better teachers. Mr. Swanson changed my life. I will forever be in his debt. Thank you, kind sir, for your contribution. May you rest in peace.