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The purpose is to provide a character reference for Bob Simmons whom I have known as a classmate, roommate, and friend for a period of six years.
I first met Bob our freshman year at State College. We were studying an arts program there and became acquainted through a number of classes that we shared. By the second year, we had become friends and decided to live together in an off-campus apartment. We shared that living arrangement until we graduated last year.
Having gotten to know Bob over the past few years, puts me in a position to provide you with a pretty accurate assessment of his character.
As a student, Bob was hard-working and highly committed to his education and grades. I believe that his excellent transcripts will attest to that fact. In addition, he was involved in a number of extra-curricular activities including the track and field team and the school newspaper. In his last two years he was Assistant Editor of the "Campus Times". He was always outgoing, willing to help someone out, and was very popular with his fellow students.
As a roommate, Bob was a great choice. He was very neat and tidy at all times and he liked things in the apartment to be kept orderly. He made a point of cleaning his own room and the common living areas on a regular basis. He socialized occasionally at home but was always respectful of my needs, and he and his guests kept the noise down and ended their activities at a reasonable hour.
As a friend, Bob is as good as they come. He is loyal, honest, respectful, and supportive, and has the ability to see and understand things from another person's perspective, not just his own. He is a great direct communicator and knows how to raise and discuss common living issues and problems in a non-threatening manner. He is hyper-sensitive and is always tuned into how the person might feel in a given situation.
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