Ty Saini ’93, Alumni Council President
As I conclude my tenure with the Alumni Council, I’ve begun to clean up and organize my paperwork and email, which has easily accumulated over the eight years I have served. Aside from being surprised by the volume, I decided to look through what I had saved, because there had to be a good reason to do so.
Among several things, I found some ideas and suggestions that the council has not pursued to completion. Many of these contributions are still relevant today and likely will be tomorrow as well. What does this mean? Unfinished business? Loose ends that need resolution? An opportunity to be more of who we say we are? As someone who enjoys volunteering for several organizations, I know how important it is to recognize, honor and respect all of the work and time others have put in to identify and solve issues and challenges that need our attention.
Rereading emails and minutes from committee meetings reminded me that we—as the Alumni Council—are making progress, but we are not where we and the college need us to be. There is no finish line, and we should take pride in what each of us has given back to the Dickinson community. With this in mind and as I look forward to the council’s next leadership team, here are my hopes for the Dickinson alumni community:
I have been very fortunate to meet and work with alumni that I never would have been given the chance to, had it not been for the Alumni Council and the college’s willingness to support the organization. My fellow council members have overwhelmed me with their intellect, abilities, accomplishments, willingness to serve and genuine friendship. I have many great memories of the hard work and fun times but, most of all, I will take away a renewed and strengthened pride in having graduated from Dickinson. I hope you will too.
Read more from the spring 2015 issue of Dickinson Magazine.
Published April 14, 2015