With the beginning of the semester and that feeling of the unknown that comes along with new professors and new classes with new expectations, I often feel overwhelmed and nervous and sometimes wonder why on earth have I done this to myself?
Then something happens, I get into the groove, the expectations are clear, the clouds begin to part and I feel better. Occasionally, there are things that make things perfectly clear. Today I got something in the mail that has done just that.
I write to congratulate you on your academic performance during the 2006 fall semester. As a result of your performance, I am pleased to inform you that I have placed your name on the Dean's List, a distinction conferred on students who achieve an average of 3.4 or higher for the semester.
Your work last semester is a clear indication of commendable effort and superlative achievement. You should be proud of this significant accomplishment. I hope that you will take time to reflect upon the efforts that lead to your success as a means of continuing in the same strong manner into the future.
Again, I congratulate you and wish you continued success.
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty