22 November 2011
Shortly we will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, a tradition that traces its origins to a 1621 celebration at Plymouth MA which was prompted by a good harvest. As we all get into the spirit and the mood of the holiday, I write to express deep gratitude to each and every one of you for all that you do for IU Kokomo. In the past year we have accomplished so much and I hope you recognize how much I appreciate, value and thank you for your hard work and dedication. As I communicate gratitude, I am reminded that President Kennedy said: "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
I wish each of you and your loved ones, a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.
Michael Harris Ph.D., Chancellor and
Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs,
Education and Business