Thursday April 15th, 2021
Dear ESS majors and minors,
As the semester winds to a close, we wanted to send our best wishes and blessings to you. We have been particularly aware of your efforts this past year. You have not only continued your studies; you have cared for one another and helped our campus community face the pandemic. We know that this last year was not what anyone planned, but we admire how you rose to the challenge with charity and bravery. Thank you for your examples. Thank you for all the thoughts, prayers, and service you engaged in during this crisis.
Because it has been harder to connect this last year, we wanted to share a brief report on what is going on in our program (Download 2020-2021 report here). There are graduations, research milestones, and updates about our program on and off campus. We know that no report can capture the highs and lows of this last year. However, we wanted to share a moment together (at least virtually) to reflect on the many blessings God has given us.
With love and gratitude,
Ben Abbott, Neil Hansen, Sam St. Clair, Zach Aanderud, and Rachel Buck