Something to be Thankful For….

‘Tis the season to reflect and recognize just what we are most thankful for. I have never quite understood just why we only do this once a year. Shouldn’t we always reflect on this? Nevertheless, we have this one special day a year that we are supposed to share what we are thankful for. So I thought I would share what I am thankful for.

As I think back over my life, or rather my educational career, I find that there are so many things that I am personally thankful for. At Northwest Vista College, in particular, I am grateful for the kind smiles from the custodial staff and their hard work to keep our campus clean and healthy.  As a disabled student, I am eternally thankful to our Courtesy Patrol staff for the countless number of rides I have been given and the wonderful conversations I have had with both those who answer my calls and those who pick me up. I am truly blessed by our fabulous staff that is there for our success and to help us through our day.

Even during this time of frustration and confusion as we register for the next semester, they greet us with a smile and work tirelessly to solve our issues. I am grateful for our president and our chancellors that work so hard to make Northwest Vista College all that she is and which always support the students. I am so very thankful for the wonderful faculty that teach us and guide us along our chosen career paths and enrich our lives each day. I am thankful for both their passion and their patience. I am more than eternally grateful to our donors that graciously supply the students such as myself with the opportunity to receive scholarships.

I am blessed each and every day that I get to look around our beautiful campus and see all of the marvelous landscaping and improvements continuously being done on our campus by the grounds crew. And last, but certainly not least, I am thankful for my fellow students, many of whom I now call friends. I am so very blessed by the friendships that have been developed here on campus and I know that I will remain lifelong friends with so many of you. Thank you for your support every day.

May this season of thanksgiving be a fabulous one for all!

Dawn Thomas
NVC Ambassador


2 responses to “Something to be Thankful For….

  1. communistpartymonster

    When I left John Paul Stevens HS I was skeptical if college was for me. There had been so many trials in my life, it felt like college just wasn’t at the top of my list. With reluctance I attended NVC and to my amazement I was now in an an environment where others were eager to learn as much as I was.

    I’d like to be thankful to the NVC faculty, professors, and, most of all, our students. Just like any social gathering we always have those rebels who just refuse to communicate with anyone below their, “Popularity” level. Despite the usual minor inconveniences at NVC (like parking!) this is a school I hope to be able to stay with until I transfer to a university because it provides an atmosphere where a student can learn, understand, and excel.


  2. This is a wonderful article Dawn.


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