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R. Foster, Advisor/Adjunct Instructor Lone Star College, TX
I have known Jora (Mrs. Odom) for more than 25 years. She was my college advisor, my mentor throughout graduate school and now serves as a trusted friend. I was the first in my family to attend college. Jora helped me to navigate my undergraduate years balancing athletics and academics. It was her instruction which led me to attend graduate school where she assisted me with the application process, wrote a letter of recommendation and was instrumental in my securing a graduate assistantship to help me pay for it. I used her as a reference for my first job and will always be grateful for the coaching she provided after being contacted by my first employer.
I have kept in contact with Mr. & Mrs. Odom throughout my adult life because of their wise and trusted counsel. I have sought guidance from the Odom’s for everything from education and employment to marriage and finances. I would recommend either of them because I have witnessed the result of their advice not only in my own life, but also in the lives of the numerous former students they have mentored.
Travelius Harris, Senior Field Service Engineer
I was first introduced to Mr. Odom 2 weeks prior to my first year at college. He was serving as the Director of Cooperative Education program which placed talented engineering students on assignment with top companies across the country for a minimum of one semester up to 4 semesters. Mr. Odom encouraged me to pursue a co-op, and with his assistance, I was able to land an opportunity with a company in Birmingham, AL. I worked 3 semesters and gained a tremendous amount of life and work experience in corporate America. It was an experience that no class or professor at school could afford me. I also owe Mr. Odom my decision for selecting Mechanical Engineering as my discipline. I arrived at college with a desire and passion for engineering but had no clue on what discipline best suited my skills.
Fortunately for me, Mr. Odom’s influence did not stop there. As a result of his tutoring program, I progressed through my freshman and sophomore years with a knowledge of engineering fundamentals that had been difficult to grasp even with assistance from my peers. Whenever I converse with fellow engineering graduates, I always credit Mr. Odom as being one of the top reasons for me obtaining a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Kasandra P., Grand Prairie, TX
I can’t even begin to imagine what my life would be like without Jora Odom. Not only did she assist me the entire time I was in college, serving as a mentor, making sure I stayed academically focused and giving students advice when we needed it the most; but she served as a role model for me as a woman after leaving college. Jora showed me how a professional woman handles herself and how to stand strong as a Christian woman. I also had the wonderful opportunity to see her as a mother and a wife. So, without her I wouldn’t be me.
I cannot forget the fact that Walter got me my first job after college. The Odom’s are truly a blessing. If you are looking for assistance in navigating the college admission process, having people on your side who know about the inner workings of colleges and you want guidance from professionals who always have your best interest in mind, look no further than Jora and Walter Odom.
Thank you both!
DC Wright, MBA, PHR
I have known Mr. Odom since my college days. There under his “grooming” and edification, he assisted me in preparing for work in the “corporate world”. He assisted me with well-rounded support that included subject matters beyond the classroom (i.e. what corporate recruiters were seeking). During my junior and senior year, Mr. Odom insured that I went on over 10 interviews to include Fortune 500 companies that were HIRING.The biggest success is that he sent me on a interview in my senior year that landed me employment in October of my senior year. This made my senior year very enjoyable, as “knew” I had employment after graduation.
I know that has been many years ago but, Mr. Odom has only gone on to do “bigger and better things”. As a educator he knows his subject matter, he stays abreast of cutting edge information and ALWAYS has the students best interest as his driving motivator.
The many lessons that I have learned from him still resound with me currently; I know that he has had a hand in my path even today.
Y. Fuchs, Lead Structural Analyst Aerospace Engineer – Mojave, CA
“I have known Mr. Odom for over 13 years. At the time, I was a young engineering student with big dreams and Mr. Odom took the time to help start my career. When I was still a student, I was fortunate enough to work in his office and I developed a friendship with him and his family. He always took me seriously in my pursuit of aerospace engineering and worked with me on getting my first job at NASA.
Over the years, I have valued Mr. Odom’s continued mentorship and friendship. Even in my current position as a lead structural analyst at a prominent aerospace company, I use the skills and business ethics that he instilled in me as a young professional. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mr. Odom, and I will always value his professionalism, teaching, and guidance.”
Antoinette (Gorham) Fobbs, LSW
I have known Mrs. Odom since I stepped foot on the campus of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2001. Mrs. Odom was my Athletic Academic Advisor during my time at UT. Each year she took her time with helping me create a class schedule that was conducive to my track and field life. Track was very difficult on a collegiate level, Mrs. Odom ensured that I chose the correct courses that were suitable for a collegiate athlete. She also helped guide me when I was confused about which direction I should take when choosing a major. She ensured that my decision was based on the career I chose after college. I decided to choose Social Work and now I am a Licensed Social Worker in the DC metropolitan area. I am so thankful for knowing Mrs. Odom for so many years. We grew so close during tenure at UT that she became a mentor, mother figure and friend. I don’t know what I would’ve done if she wasn’t there to guide me. I appreciate her love, wisdom and knowledge. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today if it wasn’t for her.