In a very short time, many families across the country will be celebrating an American tradition, as well as one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. This is such a wonderful time of year filled with family, friends and delicious food. It is a time when we take a moment out of our busy lives to give thanks for all that we have and for the people we hold close in our thoughts. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for the people and blessings of the past year. From pre-meal prayers to providing meals to the homeless, the holiday is truly a celebration of praise and thanking. I made a promise to myself several years ago to say thank you more often, to let people know that they have made a difference in my life and since I can’t do that in person I wanted to send my gratitude through this letter.
This year, I want to take a moment to thank you. I want to thank you for your Stetson University student. Because of your student’s leadership and commitment to Stetson, I have had the opportunity to get to know and further appreciate them for their hard work and dedication to the Stetson Community. Of course, I have not met every student on the Stetson University campus, but the student population is what makes Stetson so special.
I am honored to serve Stetson University as the Vice President of Student Affairs and I appreciate all of the students that I have had the opportunity to work with. However, I have realized that I need to be more diligent in thanking not only the students, but also their families, who have guided and supported these young adults. Because of all you have done and continue to do, your child has become an intricate part of our community.
Please accept my fond appreciation and thanks for your Stetson University student’s efforts and achievements on making this community a wonderful place.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Vice President of Student Affairs