I wanted to take just a moment to wish you and your loved ones a very wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy and joyous New Year.
It always amazes me when people tell me how "easy" it is for Honors students. So many folks take for granted the fact that you do so well.
What they don't know, that I do, is how hard you work on your studies and how much you worry about your work, how many credits you take each semester and the large number of you who work countless hours per week to support yourselves.
They don't know of the thousands of hours per year you collectively volunteer to help others, the time you spend helping in your houses of worship and the leadership roles you take in campus organizations. Some of you care for parents, grandparents, spouses and your own children. Some of you deal with your own serious medical issues.
I want you to know how much I respect and admire you and to let you know that I know that many of you succeed despite obstacles you must daily overcome.
To those of you who will graduate this semester, let me congratulate you and wish you the best of success in whatever you do.
Please know that the best faculty, advisors and staff anywhere and I am here for you, pre- and post-graduation, and all of us will always do whatever I can to help you with whatever you might need. Dr. Yavneh, Dr. Kleine, Ms. Geiger, Ms. Sturrock, Ms. Lazzara, Mr. Mejias, Mr. Lucian, Ms. Hill, Ms. Lanier, Ms. Kane, Ms. Galchenko, Ms. Carlton, Ms. Field, Mr. Friday, Mr. Liu, Ms. Dorosz and I care about each of you and wish all your dreams for the new year come true.
Please let me know what graduate / professional schools / programs you have been accepted to. If you do that, we will post your success on the website.