There’s not much news to share from campus this week, as we’ve all been enjoying Thanksgiving break! Students have headed off for well-deserved rest and recreation and many faculty and staff have either traveled to visit family or welcomed houses full of visitors.
Rick and I were among the travelers. My sister recently moved to Phoenix, and several of us gathered there to inaugurate her new Southwestern home by importing all our Midwestern Thanksgiving traditions. (I’m the official keeper of the family stuffing secrets, and in an excess of enthusiasm made far too much of it. But what else is Thanksgiving for?) While in Phoenix we visited the Desert Botanical Garden and enjoyed a truly magical Chihuly exhibit.
What better time than Thanksgiving for me to express how deeply grateful I am to all members of the Sweet Briar community? The love and loyalty of our alumnae sustain us. The creativity, dedication, and excellence of our faculty define us. The energy and skill of our staff support everything we do, every day. And our students — the aspirations and achievements of our students inspire us all and are the reason the rest of us do what we do!
On behalf of Sweet Briar, heartfelt thanks to you all. Now it’s back to campus to finish up the semester — these last couple of weeks before finals will just fly by!