Friday, August 18, 2017

Celebrating Differences

In light of recent national events regarding racism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry, I am appalled, as 
such behavior has no place in our society and should not tolerated.

Yet, I am reminded of what an accepting environment we foster at Northwest College. The College prides its self on our intercultural programming and long-standing tradition of welcoming students from around the world with open arms.

At NWC, our Mission is to be student-centered. Part of being student-centered includes exposing our students to other cultures and teaching the value of celebrating differences.

May we create an environment of mutual respect for each other regardless of any differences. 

Have a good weekend.  


Friday, August 11, 2017

They're Back!

Our volleyball and soccer teams came over to my house for dinner earlier this week. 

Welcome back!

Thursday, August 3, 2017


I don't know what it is about this summer, but things keep happening that remind me of summers when I was a kid.

Last week I attended an NWC Foundation Women's Giving Circle event where faculty members John Giarrizzo and Burt Bradley gave us a taste of their Art and Writing in the Wild course. The class brought back fond memories of my childhood sitting outside in the grass looking at the clouds.

As part of our Computer Services Department's maintenance work this summer, this blast from summers past was recently discovered. 

The summer when I was 8, I blew out my flip flop AND stepped on a pop top. This was before I had even heard of Jimmy Buffet, but his music always takes me back to summers past.

Here's to summer's frozen concoctions and great memories.



Monday, June 26, 2017

Music Camp

Last week the NWC music department held their annual music camp for middle school and high school age students. 

In addition to our amazing faculty, faculty from various parts of the country were here to give the students exposure to a variety of music styles and composition. Since my son was a camper, I attended the recitals and concert and witnessed the level of rigor that the students experienced. It was quite impressive. 

Many thanks to Camp Director Craig Olson (pictured below), Diana Gwynn, and all who worked together to make this camp not only a great outreach opportunity, but also a fantastic recruiting opportunity for future NWC students. 

Music Director Craig Olson

From the final concert 

2017 Camp Participants 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Forecast for Commencement

President Hicswa and President Sutton
Student Senate President Susanne Sutton and I are getting ready for commencement! The forecast is for good weather and a great time.

See you Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Cabre Gymnasium on campus.