Dear Students,

As Student Success Coaches, we would like to take this opportunity to reach out and communicate with you directly. We understand that your academic journey can be challenging, but please know that we are here to support you every step of the way.

We want to remind you that your success is our top priority. We are here to provide you with guidance, resources, and support to help you achieve your academic goals. Whether you need assistance with time management, study skills, or navigating the university, we are here to help.

It is important to remember that you are not alone in this journey. For this reason we have created this entry to provide you with a direct message and to be able to contact us more directly. We hope you enjoy.

Student Success Coaches

Unlocking Gratitude and Appreciating the Joy of Learning

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As we celebrate the concept of gratitude in November, let’s take a moment to appreciate the wisdom of Albert Einstein. “Never regard study as a duty but as an enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later works belong.”  In other words, don’t see studying as a chore, but as a fantastic chance to discover the amazing influence of beauty in the world of knowledge, for your own happiness and the benefit of the community you’ll later contribute to.

So, what did he mean by all of that? Well, in my opinion, I believe that he wanted us to view learning as a cool opportunity, not a boring duty. When we learn new things, it’s like opening a door to a world of wonder and understanding. This perspective encourages us to be thankful for all the knowledge out there that enriches our lives.

Einstein also talked about the “liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit.” In simple terms, I believe that he meant that learning isn’t just about facts and figures; it’s about feeling inspired and free. When we approach our studies with awe and appreciation, we not only enjoy it ourselves, but we also see how it can make the world a better place.

In the spirit of gratitude, we can be thankful for the gift of education, the chance to explore the amazing secrets of the universe, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on our communities. This mindset helps us appreciate that learning isn’t just for ourselves; it’s also about sharing our knowledge to make the world a better, cooler place. So, for November and beyond, let’s be grateful for all the awesome things we can learn and how we can use that knowledge to make a difference!

Ndala M. Booker, Ed.D.

Chief Student Success Officer

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