A short post for a short week . . .
We talk a lot about the number of students at Augustana who have multiple talents and seem like they will succeed in life no matter what they choose to do. So many of them seem to qualify as “MultiPotentialites”.
Although it makes sense that we would first see this phenomenon among our students, I think we might be missing another group of particularly gifted folks all around us. So many of you, the Augustana faculty and staff, have unique talents, insightful perspectives, and unparalleled interpersonal skills that make us good at what we do. Almost every day I see someone step into a gap and fill a need that just needs to get done. Maybe we are just Midwestern humble or maybe we are just so busy scrambling to put out one fire after another that we never really get the chance to pause and see the talent we all bring to this community.
So I want to make sure that I thank all of you. I know this might sound hokey. Maybe it is.
Make it a good Thanksgiving weekend.