Our support staff members are in an all day meeting today, so all of us counselors are holding down the phones. I just took an admission deposit from a soon-to-be freshman on the phone and just naturally ended the call with "welcome to the family." Then I got to thinking...
I really, really, REALLY see St. Mike's as my second home and second family. It's not just a cliche thing that everyone says to sound happy, it's absolutely true. The relationships that you create while on campus, no matter who you are, are only explainable using the word "family."
I am looking forward to welcoming my younger sister, Emily, into the family of SMC alumni on Monday when she graduates from SMC! She's the best sister I could ever ask for, and I'm so proud of her!
Just a typical family picture.
This is from a photobooth at "Evening for Grace," a benefit dinner for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta that many of us went to. I won't identify who these crazies are, but I will say that there's a Vice President of the college, a senior staff member in the admission office and several other counselors, the director of publications...just showing our silly side :-)
Me with the future SMC Alum. Do you think we look alike? People say we look like twins...I don't see it :-)