Family Weekend is over, sadly. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces, families hugging their Deacs hello, and people walking in the beautiful sunshine and enjoying the breathtaking fall leaves on display. From the Daily Deac’s vantage point at least, everyone seemed happy. Hope that Family Weekend was as fun for you as it was for your Deacs.
My colleagues at Student Union – both administrators and student volunteers alike – have to be tired today. They did so many things to make the weekend come together seamlessly. Many of those things you might have seen as you checked in to Benson, but a lot of them you may never know about. So a great big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the weekend happen.
The weather could not have been better in my opinion. Not too hot, not too cold, sunny and glorious. And while we didn’t end up beating Boston College, we sure did make it an interesting game until almost the last minute. Our Deacs are young, but there is talent there and I have great hope for the future.
For those of you who stayed at the game until the bitter end, you would have seen a really beautiful golden sunset, topped off with just a sliver of a crescent moon. Picture perfect.
Deac families, thank you to all those who were able to make the trip and give your students some much-needed post-midterms TLC (and a couple of nice dinners out, no doubt). For those who couldn’t make it, you were with us in spirit. On a personal note, my profound appreciation for all the Daily Deac readers who took the time to speak to me and tell me you enjoy the Daily Deac. It was a joy to be able to put faces to names and I thank you for your kind words. Connecting you to your students’ WFU experiences is a highlight of my day every day. Thank you.
— by Betsy Chapman