Last Saturday morning we saw 68 students walk across the stage in the Jack and Mabel Maddox Student Life Center and receive a diploma. Excited parents, grandparents, family, and friends were all on hand to enjoy the ceremony and cheer on the graduates. Alexander Sandoval took the stage to represent the student body in a brief address, followed by U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce. Faculty were present in full force and campus looked great all over. But most importantly of all, the event honored well our graduates and that is what graduation is all about. Read More
Last Saturday Caryn and I attended our daughter’s college graduation in San Antonio. Not only did we see Sarah graduate, we also learned that she had gotten engaged to be married to her long-time boyfriend Aaron. And if these two items were not blessing enough, Caryn and I also celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary during this quick trip to Texas.
As we wind down the last two weeks of the semester, most might think that our students are coasting to the finish line. Not so. In fact, many are busier now than at any other point in the semester even though the time that they are investing is not necessarily something that directly benefits them as much as it makes a difference to others.
This morning I parked and then walked my Mother’s Day card over to the campus mailroom to mail. On the way over I waved to Sanetra Jackson, mailed my card, and noticed on my walk to the office how beautiful the day was going to be. It made me think about all the places I had lived and how glorious the weather is in Hobbs most every day of the year. A bright, sunny day with spectacular blue skies and a morning temperature of 68 degrees or so, heading up to the low 80s. Can’t get much better than this! But what if I get the chance to “nudge” someone today?