January 06, 2011
Dear colleagues, friends, and stakeholders of Cheyney University,
Happy New Year! At Cheyney University, we look forward to continuing to attract talented students to the University, so that we can contribute to the development of intellectual talent for the Commonwealth and region. Moreover, we know that there are many ways to measure talent, and some of those ways include understanding the determination of our students to learn and contribute to their communities.
It will be so gratifying to see the new 400 bed resident hall develop for our 2011-2012 academic year. This is the first such new residence hall in 30 years. Our students deserve this new living and learning community.
I thank the Cheyney University Alumni for their aggressive support of talented students who need financial resources to complete their degrees. Indeed, it was a definite pleasure to visit with the North Carolina Alumni Chapter on December 29. It is through the Alumni that I understand and appreciate the role that Cheyney University plays in the Commonwealth.
Of course, we will focus our professional practice on our strategic goals which are on our University homepage, and, as always, we need you to help us prepare the next generation of leaders!
How can we prepare ourselves to approach the new year with all of its rewards and challenges?
Over the years, I have collected a few “New Year’s” quotes and insights I am sharing in this Blog.
Happy New Year and best wishes to all for 2011!
Recipe for a Happy New Year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anonymous
Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancor and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past—have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.
Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavor of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing— don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor.
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
Edith Lovejoy Pierce, American Poet
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Enough stated—Let us make the best of this new possibility!
P R E V I O U S P O S T S
- President's Blog - April 2013 - CU Transforming to Produce A Quality Education for the 21st Century
- President's Blog - March 2013 - Our Daughters and The Broadening of The Talented Tenth
- President's Blog--January 2013--Our Collective Action is Required
- President's Blog - February 2013 - Helping Others Reach Their Potential
- Thoughts for a Really New Year
- HBCUs – A Village of Choice for Some
- Cheyney University – 175 Years of Access, Opportunity, and Excellence
- A Fork in the Road ...
- The Unleveled Playing Field
- 100 Black Men: Fathers and Husbands Working for A Better Tomorrow
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