Alumni visits to campus always fill me with joy. Yesterday, Thomas O’Sullivan ’14 and George Curtis ’15 were sitting in the Schoolhouse Commons talking with Kinsley Rausch and Amy Bigelow as I came into the building. While I immediately recognized George, Thomas’s impressive beard caused momentary confusion as I blurted out, “Sullivan.” I was happy to learn that George is back in Maine after more than three years working as a behavioral health technician in Florida. He is pursuing a Business Administration degree at Southern Maine Community College. Additionally, he is working 35 to 38 hours per week as a consultant for a contracting company. Thomas graduated with a major in Public Health from the Honors College at Southern Connecticut State University. Currently, he is working with the New Haven Free Public Library in its Readmobile program. However, law school and a career in public service beckon.

Prompted by Amy Bigelow, our alumni offered these words of wisdom. George recommended that students should set the bar high. Thomas seconded this sentiment, stating that no one should be afraid of challenges. Of course, I took the obligatory photograph. Before concluding with handshakes, hugs, and best wishes, I invited George and Thomas back to campus for our alumni reunion on Saturday, May 16.