Good morning, Mike here,
I could have never imagined what my UConn career would look like if you would have asked me four years ago. Almost everything I thought I’d be doing is different, and the things I never thought I’d get close to, I’ve become fully involved in. The experience has really been life changing, and I’m so thankful for those that have been there along the way who have made it possible.
A thank you blog post wouldn’t be much without first acknowledging all of my friends and family that have provided constant support. Time in college is a learning experience that brings about challenges and successes. How we deal with the experience is largely reliant on those around us who are there to provide guidance as we navigate that path. I’ve certainly been there for the ups and downs, and those around me have been an amazing help. I’m happy to have had you all for the last few years. Our friendship is much appreciated. Similarly, the professionals that I’ve been lucky to work with have been amazing guiding forces- from advisors, to mentors, to graduate students- I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you.
But what this post is really about is the Visitors Center. To Meg, Pam, and Renea– the best managers students could possibly ask for, thank you.
The family that you’ve built at the Visitors Center is top-notch. It’s a system of support, guidance, and training. For the colleagues that have been lucky enough to work with you, the LVC has become our home on campus. I’ve mentioned this a few times to friends over the last few weeks, and I’ll say it here again. In choosing to come to UConn and applying to work at the Visitors Center, I never imagined that it would become my home. Across all of my involvement over the last few years, from the Polo Team and Club Sports community to Alpha Epsilon Pi and the Greek community at large, the true constant has been the Visitors Center. A position that started out as something that would be an enjoyable job has really produced some of the most incredible mentors, friends, and family. I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity that I was given to join the LVC Team, and I know for a fact that my overall college experience would not have been as enjoyable, memorable, or important without my time spent at the Visitors Center.
From deep inside, I extend a personal thank you to Meg, Pam, Renea, and the outstanding class of seniors graduating this month. We were great, and I’m so happy we got to go through these last three years together.
To those LVC-ers who have already graduated and to those that are yet to come, thank you for being a part of an outstanding legacy at UConn. Keep up the outstanding work.