January 23, 2007

To Whom It May Concern:

It is my pleasure to provide a letter of recommendation for Mr. Michael O’Toole. I have known Mr. O’Toole as one of his professors at MassBay Community College, where he completed my Introduction to Communication course (Spring 2006). I feel that I have come to know Mr. O’Toole very well through his work in this course and the many discussions and activities related thereto, as well as the communication I have had with him since that class concluded.

When Mr. O’Toole took my aforementioned course, he was consistently well-prepared and actively participatory. Mr. O’Toole’s pleasant demeanor and genuine character have been clearly evident in all of my dealings with him. Further, Mr. O’Toole stands out as an individual with an extraordinary level of genuine, innate creativity and initiative. Through our many discussions about his work in public access cable television, Mr. O’Toole’s authentic enthusiasm and propensity for media and the performing arts became clearly evident.

Michael O’Toole is an intelligent, well-educated, and well-rounded individual. He is an avid learner who, based on my experience, puts great effort into whatever he does, demonstrating diligence and conscientiousness in his approach to all tasks. Mr. O’Toole is a clear-thinking and articulate individual who communicates equally well in both verbal and written form, consistently exuding confidence and earned credibility. He has demonstrated well-honed public speaking, presentation, leadership, and team-building skills, as well as exemplary levels of cooperation and flexibility. Through his coursework, Mr. O’Toole has proven himself to be a dedicated scholar who consistently meets and exceeds requirements and expectations.

I am confident that Mr. O’Toole is an ideal candidate for your program. I recommend Mr. Michael O’Toole to you without hesitation.

If any additional information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kindest regards,

Karen J. Lauffer, M.A.T.
Adjunct Professor
Communication Studies