Re-post from NASPA Region V blog.
In order to better tell our story both as an organization and on a personal level, the NASPA Region V Board of Directors has developed a regional initiative to share our most meaningful student interactions with other professionals. What have these interactions meant for you? How have they impacted students? Why is this meaningful for you?
Commencement is such cause for celebration! It is a tangible ceremony acknowledging the endeavors and accomplishments of the students with whom we teach and learn as well as a reminder of the central purpose of the College. It is also an opportunity for dwelling in the land of hope and possibility inspired by commencement speeches. Our commencement speakers this year include: students Elissa Goss and Sarah Morris, faculty member Lin Nelson, and Sherman Alexie. For a sample of inspiring commencement speeches in recent years see this index which includes messages by folks like President Obama, Barbara Kingsolver, Stephen Colbert, and the Dalai Lama compiled by The Humanity Initiative. Congratulations Greener Grads of 2013!
Evergreen’s emphasis on collaborative, interdisciplinary learning across significant differences should provide graduates with the capacity to excel as a generalist. Consider the perspective shared in The Secret Power of the Generalist — And How They’ll Rule the Future by Meghan Casserly in Forbes.
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Submitted by Olivia Rae, Student Employee in the College Recreation Center
Being members of NIRSA, we have exposure to a vast amount of information and resources around recreation and health. One event that stood out to us was that they have a day of recreation that “focuses on, Continue reading
Submitted by Olivia Guterson, Student Equipment Checkout Lead in the College Recreation Center
I view my job at the CRC as an amazing work experience in which my opinions are valued; I have a place to develop my ideas; and where I am a member of a diverse community of patrons and workers. I have never had a job that did not treat me like a number until this one. Continue reading