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Remember the Smile. Thank You, Mary Ellen Hassler

Every organization, whether it be a college, an office, a factory, or a hospital, has someone like Mary Ellen Hassler on staff.  It doesn’t matter the business, we all have a “utility infielder” on the team.  Mary Ellen was our “utility infielder,” taking on a variety of tasks, job remnants, and new ideas, to help SCC.

Lessons Learned from the Chicago Cubs

Confessions first – I am a Yankees fan.  From the days of Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Casey Stengal, Roger Maris, Moose Skowron, an endless list…..  Since I collected my first baseball card, I was a Yankees fan.

The Little College The Could...

Recently, there was a fire in town, not more than a mile or so from campus.  Fortunately, it was a limited blaze, though there was significant smoke damage to the structure and no injuries were reported.  One of the first responders to this crisis has ties to the College.

Back and Better Than Ever

For anyone who follows ESPN radio, you are familiar with the expression “Back and better than ever” professed by Mike Greenberg (Greenie) of Mike and Mike fame.

Thank You, Dr. Klinke

So often we just take for granted the names we see across college campuses.  At Widener, I had classes in Kapelski Learning Center, lived in Howell Hall, and on a couple of occasions reported to administrators in Old Main.  Traditionally, we name buildings, areas, rooms, after people of note within a community.

After the Tassel Turns

Commencement was a month ago.  So, what happens now?  For some there is a traditional pathway to follow with a transfer to a 4-year college and continue on a degree pathway toward a bachelor’s and perhaps beyond.  For others, the world of work is much closer and the opportunity is there today to work toward that first million.

Commencement 2016

As the Class of 2016 prepares for the world beyond SCC, there are a few things to keep in mind.  The journey to Commencement is always long, even when it is short.  Life just gets in the way.

How Are You Spending Your Extra Hour?

Have you ever questioned the concept of Daylight Savings Time?  Many years ago, my father told me that Daylight Savings made our days longer.  As a kid, what the Old Man said was gospel.

The Future is Now

There is a Chinese proverb – The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The second best time is today.  We all have a tendency to push certain tasks into the future, not because we dismiss their importance, but we are not ready to deal with them today.

Campus Safety

The College is a center of learning facilitated by a free exchange of ideas and differentiated thinking.  Intellectual debate is encouraged and nurtured.  We work to convey our point while respectfully working to understand an opposing view on a topic.  Our campus is a place of friendship, collegiality, and good will.