So almost everyone should have cleared 10,000 steps yesterday. It was nothing like the $100 Amazon voucher to make everyone run like crazy around the campus. There was a good spirit throughout Employee Appreciation Day. The talk on "Family Systems" by the Rev. Dr. Allison St. Louis was outstanding and really helpful. The icebreaker was fun. The food was good. And most importantly, we enjoyed the company of each other.
It takes considerable work to put together such an imaginative program. So once again thank you to Margarita Pelaez-King, Chris Pote, Asha Lamaalem, Victor Hurtado, and Wendy Bermudez. I can only imagine the hours spent ensuring that we walk to the far reaches of the campus and creating clues inside novels in the library. Quite brilliant.
The weather was wonderful. The atmosphere fun. The interdepartmental conversations were special. Thank you VTS. May the spirit of the day continue to shape our life together.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President