Sometimes it takes a trigger to remind me how important it is to recognize the amazing people around me. I was scoping around Facebook a few minutes ago when I saw this post from a colleague (amazing in her own work), Ms. Carolina Hernandez, the director of the Community Service Office.
Those of us on campus, or living in the Lehigh Valley know that there was a freakish snow storm that took out power for a few days. Considering all the chaos, mess and responsibilities many people had to protect lives and livelihoods, it should not go without duly mentioning from as many communications as possible the amazing contributions of the Lehigh University Dean of Students office and Student Affairs staff.
Each Associate Dean (“AS” on Carolina’s post) pulled in multiple extra hours, monitoring dorms and students to ensure their safety while PPL crews worked tirelessly to pull our sense of normal back.
Enter “spirit week” – the week of intense student activities all built around the longest running football rivalry in the country. I follow many of these colleagues on Twitter. Their posts have been an incredible resources for staying in tune to what’s happening on campus. It always gives me a boost of pride knowing that the staff is there for the students in tough times, and in joy.
To cap it all off – now there has been a potentially identified case of bacterial meningitis. Yet, these folks remain steadfast in their work; professional, dedicated and passionate about making this campus a stellar place to work, learn and live.
Can I get a roll call?
Lori B. McClaind
Rita M. Jones
And all of the coordinators who are vital to keeping it all together:
Big list; BIG JOB!!! We at ArtsLehigh commend you.