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Convocation 2011

Ceremony of Lights

Faculty Welcome

Barnet P. Hartston, Associate Professor of History

President Eastman, Dean Stewart, Members of the Eckerd Staff, and students both new and returning: welcome home. There is great joy in new beginnings, but also some measure of trepidation.  Even among familiar and friendly faces, we are confronted by the unknown at the start of each new year: perhaps just a new professor and new syllabus, a new group of teammates, a new class of students, or even the promise of a new science building – hopefully soon to start sprouting from the ground just to our north… But these days of uncertainty are actually one of my favorite parts of the school year, because they bring along with them new opportunities and possibilities. What makes Eckerd such an amazing place is not our long record of past achievements, although there are many, but our readiness to take risks, to think in new ways, and to define and redefine ourselves. For these reasons, there is nowhere I would rather be right now than at Eckerd College. On behalf of the Eckerd faculty, then, welcome to you all. I wish you all the best in the new school year.

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Convocation 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
1:30 p.m.

Fox Hall