Monday, May 04, 2009

Blogger Farewell and New Leadership

Tonight, the Darden Student Bloggers held a dinner at Dean Bruner's house. It was very nice of him to host us, but what is even more significant is that he IS one of us (though not a student). The Dean posts regularly about a variety of topics - mostly centered around business. It is rare that such a small group has the chance to meet with him face-to-face, but he set aside 3 hours of his night and opened his house to the Darden bloggers. A Big THANK YOU to the Dean and his wife for being such gracious hosts!

About the Group:
Darden Student Bloggers write about Darden because they want to write about Darden. There is no course credit and no negative consequences if we let our blogs disappear. The Darden bloggers are all about writing to give the world a closer look into our lives. And for me, I write in order to look back at my path and figure out where I have been. It's fun to read old posts, such as the day I graduated college or the day I got into Darden. I never would have dreamed this path 5 years ago.

Of course, with the end of our FY, we also have a changing of the guard. The SYs are off to bigger and better things (or perhaps just beach week for debauchery next week). In the meantime, the group has elected new leadership - I will become President and Mechanigal will be V.P. Thanks to all the bloggers for your support!! I'm very excited about this position.

I suppose this means I need to get an agenda going for next year. I'm hoping to coerce people into writing more than they do now. Excuses are a dime a dozen, but what is forgotten is that it's easy to throw up a couple paragraphs and that is about the length and attention span that most people have. (I know it's true for me, even though I do write dissertations sometimes.)

On that note, enough procrastinating... back to ELA!

3 comments:

David said...

Congratulations on your new position! I have found the Darden Student Blogs very interesting. When I get in to Darden seeking out the current group of bloggers will be at the top of my list. Since I don't want to beat them, I may as well join them!

Bill Gray said...

Good luck with your ELA project.

Wish I could have stayed later last night. It was certainly a very nice wrap-up to our year of blogging.

uma said...

A very nice piece of writing!

Keep blogging!

Uma Abraham
uma@graduatetutor.com