Instructor Profile: Gregory Rose

By Vicki Heiling

(Photo: Submitted by Gregory Rose)
(Photo: Submitted by Gregory Rose)

Q: How long have you been at MCTC?

A: I have been at MCTC since the fall of 2011.

Q: What is your favorite part of teaching?

A: I enjoy the students most.

Q: What is a few hobbies that you engage in?

A: I really enjoy gardening, singing (I actually put out an album in 2011)  also and of course, cooking.

Q: What classes do you teach?

A: Drawing I, Drawing II, Painting I, and Painting II

Q: Do you have a philosophy?

A: Patience, truth, integrity and compassion

Q: What inspired you to be a teacher?

A: Having a lot of teachers that I felt didn’t do a good job and or understand you men of color like myself. So, I chose to change that for other students who might have had some of the same negative experiences in school and college as I did.

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?  

A: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” – Martin Luther King Jr.