Next week is Thanksgiving. Wow! What happened to summer? The elections are over, we have a new president of the United States, and Monroe County Community College now has a capital improvement millage. We won! I am thankful for a lot of things during this Thanksgiving period. They include, but are not limited to the following:
- God for protecting, guiding, and blessing me to have a family that I love and a job that I love
- God for giving MCCC a victory in our millage campaign and the faith to persevere to victory
- All my friends and relatives
- The gift of life
- All those who assisted, supported, and voted yes! for our millage
- All those who paved the way for me to be in the position that I am in now – Dr. Ron Campbell, Jerry Welch, Audrey Warrick, and Dr. David Nixon – the first four MCCC presidents.
As our nation transitions from one president to another, I pray for peace to prevail. These are difficult and trying times all over the world, and our nation needs to be a stabilizing force. What is happening now, in the greatest nation in the world, is not setting a good example for other nations.
I am thankful for the freedoms that we enjoy in these great United States, and did I mention that I am thankful for our millage victory?