Though recent times have seen our nation divided along several lines—gender, race, class, religion, and education—we can be hopeful that this point in history will prove to be the catalyst that guides us back to a more civil discourse. While many people have concerns, it is important to remember our responsibility of respecting each other. Now, more than ever, we must rely on the importance of education, empathy, compassion, and understanding.
Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
At Neumont, we are a small community, but we are a community that values and respects the principles of diversity, innovation, progress, and hard work. That makes us powerful beyond measure, especially as we move forward. Every single member of this community brings different beliefs and unique perspectives from which everyone else can learn. Given these learning experiences and opportunities to engage with differing opinions, we should all take on the challenge to learn and become change agents of the world.
As we head into this holiday season, let’s stop to reflect and give thanks for the many wonderful and unique aspects that comprise our community, nation, and world. Let’s take the time to appreciate those around us and what each of us contributes. Let’s move forward steadfast in the knowledge that Neumont is, and will remain, a safe space where individual differences are valued and appreciated.
As a reminder, students are always welcome to address concerns with staff. Our doors are open.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.