Dustin Mitchell

By Bianca Garcia
Pulse Staff Editor

The March 2017 issue of The Pulse is the seventy-fifth issue published since the Fall of 1998. We asked former reporters and editors to let us know where they are now, their favorite Palo Alto memories, and what advice they would give to current students.

Dustin Mitchell Dustin Mitchell, Aircrew Flight Equipment Technician, graduated from Palo Alto College in May of 2008. He later completed his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and he will begin graduate school this summer at the University of the Incarnate Word. Mitchell is currently working on a young adult novel titled “The Young Detectives,” and he hopes to be finished within the next few months. 

“Writing is a craft,” Mitchell wrote. “The more you practice it, in whatever fashion, the better you’ll get at it.”

Mitchell looks back on his time at Palo Alto College with fondness.

“I really enjoyed all my COMM classes,” Mitchell wrote. “Mr. Greg Pasztor and Dr. Denise Richter were awesome and very knowledgeable. I also had the chance to build some great friendships. After PAC, I ended up attending UT with a few of my Palo Alto classmates.”

Take it all in and enjoy yourself. Embrace the smaller, more intimate setting that Palo Alto has to offer. Get to know the people, other students in your class, and the professors. The relationships you build now will be some of the most valuable ones you will have in the future.