A word of thanks to UPI
I have written a couple of times already about faculty, which is important. But I also want to mention that these faculty -- and our students -- receive tremendous support here from our civil service and Academic Professional staff. Many of them work behind the scenes and rarely receive any recognition, and their unselfish service is critical to our success. It's interesting that many of our staff are community leaders, too, and I am pleased about that. And sometimes, as you will see again this year, they get together to really help the community. I am thinking especially of the donation that our UPI union gave to the local food pantry last spring. What a generous and thoughtful gift that was.