That’s How I Kroll

For students, sitting at a place such as Denny’s or The Raven Coffeehouse is just a way to kill some time. For former student Robert (Bob) Kroll it is almost like coming home.
Bob Kroll, 27, of Almont graduated from St Clair County Community College in 2004 with an Associate in Fine Arts. He then went on to earn his Masters in English from Wayne State University.
Sitting across the table from Bob, you don’t find yourself looking at a teacher, but someone who not long ago was a student trying to earn that A just like anyone else.
I sat there with Bob talking about everything from music and movies to his feelings about coming back to Port Huron.
I’m sure that almost every student has sat in class and wondered what it would be like to be on the other side of the desk, having the students look at them. When asked this, Bob said that it was “surreal” because of the fact that just a month ago he was in that situation at WSU.
He also made the comment, “I feel that I can learn as much from my students as they can from me.” He hopes during his time here that he will be able to help students achieve their goals and become better writers.
During the winter semester Bob is teaching English 50, 101 and 102. He hopes that he will be able to work some of his personal interests into his teaching. In his classes he has a “mystery film” assignment, which he seems really excited about.
When Kroll was a student here at SC4 he was a member of this publication where he held the positions of Staff Writer, Managing Editor and Editor in Chief. Bob also has an essay on Star Trek and James Bond that he eventually would like to get published.
As the night wound down I asked him what has changed during his time gone. He responded saying that, “Denny’s isn’t as big of a deal as it was back in the day, but the things that I loved most about the area have remained intact more or less.”

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