Happy meteorological spring!
I am not sad to say “goodbye” to old man winter – even as mild as it was in Virginia – so I can say “hello” to spring. I embrace seasons with gusto, but I am also ready for the change the next season brings. Whether this is about weather or whether I am referring to the seasons of life, I am ready for both. Someone asked me what my favorite age of my daughter was growing up and I responded, “every age.” I enjoyed watching her grow, learn and flourish. Now she is in a new season of her life as a mama, and I am proud of how naturally she has adapted. My father is 88 years young and in a new season of his life. Each season presents differently, and some have more storms while others have sunny days and showers to feed the earth.
This spring season at Shenandoah is a time for reunions and friendships. I hope you will attend the annual Business School Symposium (March 24), the return of the Conservatory Alumni Reunion (March 31 – April 2), Dayton Alumni Weekend (April 13 – 14), and the first-ever Black Alumni Reunion (April 21 – 22). Learn more about these events in this newsletter. We are ready to welcome you home this season!
Kahlil Gibran wrote, “But if in your thought you must measure time into seasons, let each season encircle all the other seasons, and let today embrace the past with remembrance and the future with longing.”
May you cherish your seasons.
President, SU Alumni Association