I want to share some photos of my friends/colleagues whom I've come to know as a result of our work in student affairs. I don't think they will mind. Great people!
Exams begin today and graduation is at the end of the week. We are racing to the finish line of another academic year.
People are asking me more and more if I am counting down the days. I say, "first things first". It's about wrapping up another semester, another academic year, another month of May. It's about getting the work done. Not much time to think of other things. It takes the month of May to finish up and bring closure to the work done in an academic year.
I am quietly attentive to each of my professional staff as I picture the good work they will continue to do. And, with the younger staff, I think how much further they are going to go. I learn a lot from my staff and the work we do together and I hope they have learned a thing or two from me as well.
Tonight is our end of the year banquet for my student hall staff. Another chicken-prepared-in-some-way dinner. I can't say that I am going to miss "chicken banquets". I have found that a staff of Resident Assistants gives one a window into student thinking and doing. Can be scary sometimes!
And so it goes...