CAS - Ampersand E-Newsletter [Vanderbilt University]

September 2014

Dean John SloopDear College of Arts and Science friends:

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to greet the families of College of Arts and Science’s current students, especially parents of our first-year students. While the parents had a number of questions, the primary emotions I encountered were enthusiasm and joy at the opportunity of reuniting with their children, being on Vanderbilt’s campus, and having the chance to spend some time at their children’s new home. Soon, I will get the opportunity to welcome and visit with alumni coming back to campus for Reunion. I expect to see some of the same excitement—of alumni returning home and revisiting people they now consider family.

These events are important for a number of reasons. A key one is that they help remind all of us connected to Vanderbilt that we have a family connection. At many of the events where I get to meet incoming students, alumni or others connected, I like to tell stories of the alums I know who, after getting out into the workforce, reach back and offer guidance and assistance to current students in the form of advice and opportunities.

So I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you in the Arts and Science family for everything you do. It is often these small “family” touches—reaching out to alumni in your area, providing guidance or advice to current students, sharing your knowledge and experiences—that make a big difference in people’s lives. Thanks for being part of this family.

Best wishes,

Dean John Sloop's signature
John M. Sloop

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