From the opening meal and session to program planning meetings (I loved Dr. Smikle’s admonition - the goal is not PhD someday, it’s PhD - Done”) to hearing students’ stories of how finding Saybrook has been transformational - I am inspired.
I was impressed by several students I met today, including the young woman from Los Angeles who sees herself using her degree to make positive changes in communities that need support after being long ignored; and the gentleman from Seattle who seeks to use his degree to transform corporate practices from profit-centered to human-centered. I am inspired.
And of course, our faculty and staff have been working to make this experience one that centers on a rigorous graduate experience centered on the unique qualities each of our students bring to our university.
It’s been a terrific, uplifting, and inspirational first day of #SaybrookRC.
Onward to Day 2!