To the Editor,
After speaking with many of my fellow alumni, I have decided to write a letter expressing my opinions to current students. Let me preface this with the statement that I am proud to have attended a school with a student body who are willing to take action in order to change the things they take issue with both on campus and in the community. Your dedication and perseverance are admirable.
I would like to take the time to publicly thank the members of the Lawrence administration who have worked tirelessly in the face of opposition to make the university I know and love grow and change for the better. I know it is not always easy to do your jobs to your or students’ complete satisfaction, but the work you do is definitely appreciated.
Whether I know you personally or as a name on an office door, I thank you more than I can say for constantly striving to better Lawrence. Time and time again, I am impressed with your ability to take the ideas, demands—however unrealistic—hopes and dreams of students for what a better Lawrence looks like and make them a reality. I know that what you do is hard, and at times made harder because of the timeline for change some students hold you to, but without fail the changes come.
I hope you understand how much the students, alumni, parents, and community members appreciate your hard work and dedication to them, your work, and the school. This is a statement of my undying thanks and appreciation for you and your work, and I hope that others will take more opportunities to let you know how much you are appreciated. You are the gears that make the clock turn, the magicians behind the curtain, and without you, the school I love, the amazing education and personal growth that make me so proud of this school, would not be possible. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
With love and respect,
Class of 2015