Alfred State College President Dr. Skip Sullivan asked faculty and staff to join him in a walk down memory lane during his fall 2018 Opening Remarks speech.
Sullivan began by noting that throughout history, mankind has created monuments to remember important occasions and people, whether it’s statues at professional sports venues, war memorials, and even gravestones. He then asked employees to remember some significant moments in their own lives, from their first bike, to their first car, to their first kiss.
The president then spoke about a mother’s wisdom and the importance of remembering the values that moms can instill in their children, such as compassion, integrity, and courtesy.
“Remember those values, remember your mother often, and understand the impact on your life that she mother made,” he said.
Next, Sullivan urged employees not to forget where they came from, but to remember to celebrate success and to set their own course. He closed his speech by showing videos of alumni and former employees speaking about their memories from their time at Alfred State.
“We are creating our own memories and memories for those who work with us and particularly for our students,” Sullivan said. “I am so fortunate to speak with many alums who only remember the ‘good things’ about their time at Alfred State. I want you to continue to help make these memories good and continue to make Alfred State successful.”
Additionally, Sullivan spoke about programs in development, facilities upgrades, athletics, achievements, the college budget, and more.