“The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man’s energy.”
-Watson, in The Adventure of the Copper Beeches
September, there’s something oh so special about September. The PSL comes back, as does a slight nip in the air that doesn’t hide the sunshine. And yet there’s one thing about September that we find joy in above all – the students are back and the year is in full swing.
It seems to me that all summer long we may discuss important, even heavy topics, but there’s something missing. We talk about theory, we talk about practice. But then the ninth month hits and we talk again about the students themselves. It brings joy to any #SApro to peruse the #SAChat feed during this month, because there is a surge in what I like to call the “Makes It Worth It Moments.”
I wanted to share with you a few of these moments that I have stumbled upon on Twitter, so that you may share in the joy of these gleeful professionals. That’s why you are in Student Affairs, isn’t it? Because the students, the students!
I hope that this post puts a little smile on your face, no matter how many emails are sitting in your inbox right now. Share your recent “Makes It Worth It Moment” in the comments, or tweet it to the #SAChat feed.
— Michael Burgo (@mgburgo26) September 11, 2015
Students vocally telling you how much they appreciate you and what you do for them is such a rewarding feeling. #SApro
— Andrea Lott (@andrealott16) September 10, 2015
— Catherine Molleno (@Catmolleno) September 11, 2015
Always proud by the resolve students can have in the face of overwhelming criticism and doubt #SAGrad
— Ricky Meinke (@RickyTM7) September 11, 2015
— Hope Elizabeth (@hopethepope) September 10, 2015
— Nicole La Hoz (@nlahoz) September 14, 2015
When a resident tells you that their residence hall is the best one on campus… success!
— Mike Lynch (@MikeLynch09) September 15, 2015
— Andrea Cronkrite (@AndreaCronkrite) September 16, 2015
I love productive meetings! One of my students and I just came up with some amazing publicity ideas. #SAPro
— Heather Maclin (@hMactic) September 15, 2015
Interviewing for my student group today ? After the first few I'm excited to be supervisor. #SAGrad
— Amber Hamilton (@am_ham13) September 16, 2015