The fall semester has been busy as usual, full of Homecoming gatherings and celebrating exciting new initiatives on campus.
The ribbon cutting of Campus Recreation’s new Redbird Adventure Center was an event we were absolutely thrilled to celebrate. The adventure center offers meeting space and an outdoor patio, camping and water sport equipment rentals, and the highlight – a new High Ropes Course. The course features 27 high ropes elements, which are 80% accessible for individuals with disabilities. We believe that everyone should be able to participate in the program, so we are incredibly proud of this unique aspect of the adventure center.
During Homecoming, we kicked off the first of many alumni awards that are given throughout the year with our annual Redbird Proud Young Alumni Awards. I hope you will take a few minutes to read about this year’s incredible award winners in the newsletter. You can also learn about two other awards – the Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame Awards and the inaugural Outstanding Service to the Student Affairs Profession Award. We are very excited about this new opportunity to recognize alumni in the Student Affairs profession who are making amazing contributions to the field. As always, we hope you find the stories about our alumni and student accomplishments very engaging.
As we near the end of the calendar year, I wish you all of the best this season has to offer, and will look forward to connecting with you in the New Year.
Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs