Enjoy this Moment
Dear Members of the Appalachian Community:
Please take a moment to watch this short video. I know you will enjoy hearing from some of our newest alumni! Please have a safe and happy end to 2014, and here’s to a terrific new year!
Sheri N. Everts
December 13, 2014
Camera crew: Alright let me know when you’re ready. Go for it.
Lindsey Chandler: What will I miss most about Appalachian?
Zion Greenfield: The thing I’m going to miss most about Appalachian is the tight knit community here.
Kenley Joseph: I mean Appalachian is just a small community that acts just like a family.
LC: The sense of family, the fact that you know from day one when I set foot on this campus I felt like I was immediately accepted by everyone.
Kristina Marie Key: Basically everyone is out to help you.
Abigail Walsh: And I’m definitely going to miss the mountains, my heart is here.
Angela Jo Hercula: The thing I’m going to miss most about Appalachian is the weather.
Clint Sorrell: Um, the weather a little bit, but not so much the snow.
Maria Juarez: Definitely the weather, I love six foot of snow everyday, it’s awesome.
KMK: Appalachian has prepared me a lot for my next step.
James Buckley: Specifically in sustainable development, they have prepared me not only for the work force but a greater question is - how shall I live and not just what do I want to be when I grow up.
James Lautzenheiser: The way they provide us with doors, and keys to open those doors so we can go into the future and have any number of opportunities.
KMK: I have visited Cuba twice with study abroad it definitely opened my eyes.
AJH: They have put me in six different art galleries and have given me lots experience working with lots of professionals in the art field.
ZG: I believe I have really learned how to identify opportunities and as an entrepreneur that is essential and maybe I’ll see something that I wouldn’t have seen before and that could be the one thing that is the million dollar idea so…
AW: I have definitely changed since I came to Appalachian.
LC: The biggest changes I have seen since day one, probably my ability to think in terms of other people.
KJ: The biggest change I have seen would probably be maturity, more professional I would say.
Marco Alcivar Perez: I think that the biggest change in me happened becoming more assertive.
AJH: But I think the biggest thing is I’ve become more of myself and more accepting of myself.
KMK: The biggest change I’ve seen in myself is definitely being content with who I am.
JB: I just became comfortable in meeting new people, meeting new friends.
ZG: I would say I’m all around more optimistic and now coming out of it I feel like almost anything is possible.
KMK: I would love to thank my parents Peggy and Terry Key for their constant support.
AJH: Blair Hurculum, my father and my biggest fan.
MJ: Yes, I would love to say thank you to mom, dad and my little brother Benny.
KJ: Mom, Dad, thank you – I mean all the nights I’ve called ya’ll stressed.
CS: Um, my parents for paying for my education and supporting me the whole way.
MAP: To my parents, one of them is in Ecuador, and one of them has been here since day one so if they hadn’t done so much to help me get my career going I wouldn’t be here today. Thank you very much guys.
ZG: I’d like to thank my Grandmother, Marilyn Fiensklestein, I never could have done it without her at all, um.
LC: And thank you to all my friends who have stood by me and just been there for me whenever I’ve needed them.
AJH: And I would like to thank several of our professors, Jim Toub, Martin Church, Scott Ludwig and especially Vicki Group.
JB: Dr. Westerman through sustainable development challenging me in the ways I should live, challenging me to do something more with my life.
JL: Dr. Eric Frouman and Jerry Cantwell.
KJ: Coach Weaver, track team, I thank you all too.
ZG: Meredith Church Pipes, Jessie Church Pipes, Heather Dixon-Fowler.
KMK: Scott Ludwig and April Flanders, I could not have graduated without their help, assistance and ongoing support.
AW: Muchas gracias don Professor Soreias (?), I’m so excited, woo hoo – graduation!
KJ: And I mean, this is for ya’ll – we made it.
Chancellor Everts: Congratulations to the Class of 2014. I give you just one piece of advice – enjoy this, take just a moment to be proud of yourself and what you’ve accomplished. We are so proud of you. And for the rest of the campus, have a great rest of the year.
Announcer: You may now move your tassles from the right to the left.