During this holiday season, I would like to express my deep appreciation for all of the generous and caring individuals who make a difference in the lives of others each and every day.
As president of two vibrant academic institutions I am privileged to witness, first hand, the outstanding contributions to the education and wellbeing of over 14,000 students each year.
Thanks to our faculty and staff, and our community and corporate supporters who give so generously of their time, talent and resources. Their countless hours of hard work and dedication make them the unsung heroes in the success stories of thousands of students who pass through our doors on the way to a brighter future.
I am also greatly impressed by our students, who often juggle jobs and family responsibilities with their studies and excel beyond expectation with sheer determination and a lot of hard work. To them, and to their families, and to all who look to Gateway and Housatonic Community College as their path forward, I say thank you. Your example is an inspiration not only to me, but to those who will come after in search of their own dreams.
In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation for another productive and successful year, I wish everyone a peaceful and joyful holiday season and a very happy new year.
Paul Broadie II