Volume I  Issue # 7   
Monday, November 23, 1998

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The President's Post

   This is the time of year that we officially give thanks. Each of us in the campus community has much to be thankful for, and we should never be too busy to count our blessings. This campus has been blessed since 1834, but never in our history have we been more blessed than we are today. We were given a generous gift by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation, and that gift will have a positive effect on all of us as well as future generations of students.
My blessing is to be associated with all of you at this momentous time for the University. None of this would be possible without you and your unconditional belief in our vision. Sheree and I can never adequately express our thanks to you. Our energy flows from you.
While all of us celebrate Thanksgiving, please keep our Central American students in your thoughts and prayers. The effects of Hurricane Mitch and its devastation were unmerciful on our students' countries, families, and possessions. Many of their families and friends will take years to recover from the destruction. The Central American students are a special group of young men and women and their faith is strong. I know that they will be thankful for our continued concern and prayers.

Rick Niece, Ph.D.

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