Thankful For You

Thankful For You

November 19, 2020

Hello Truman Community! 

With in-person instruction coming to completion in a few days and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is the perfect time to reflect on how we have successfully arrived at this moment in time.  Following CDC and other scientifically based guidance, we were able to stay true to who we are and pursue what we value.  We remained committed to moving forward and stepping up to meet every challenge.  Through creativity, collaboration, and a focus on community, being together on campus has given us a cherished opportunity to create impactful and transformative curricular and co-curricular experiences that are hallmarks of a Truman education.  It has not been easy, but we have much to celebrate because of the caring, can-do spirit of our committed students, faculty, and staff.

In many ways, the foundation of our success can be found in the traditional African philosophy of ubuntu.  Ubuntu embraces the perspective that “I am because we are” or, stated another way, “I am what I am because of who we all are.”

I encourage you to think about who has supported you this semester and let them know how thankful you are for them.  To make it easier to share your thankfulness, attached is a note you can personalize and send to those who have made a difference in your life.

How to Print or Send by Email:

  • Double click on the attached PDF.
  • Click on the fillable area at the bottom of the PDF and enter message.
  • Click Save and change the file name of the PDF accordingly (e.g., Thank you to Spike).
  • The PDF can now be printed or attached in a new email.

My heartful gratitude to each of you for doing everything you have done to make this in-person semester happen, despite the challenges.  Together, WE did it!

Wishing you a wonderful end to the semester and a safe and meaningful Thanksgiving,

Thankful for you