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Where Are You From?

Growing up, I would often be asked, “Where are you from?” I knew the inquirer was asking about my ethnicity, but I delighted in responding, “Cleveland.” My dad is from Nanking, China. He met my mom, who is from Taiwan,...

One Year Later: A Tale of Two SLC’s

  It was March 12, 2020. The San Diego WACAC Share, Learn, and Connect conference was underway. I remember it vividly. It was a rainy Thursday morning, but I was enjoying the beautiful campus of Point Loma Nazarene University and...

Happy New Year (Kind of? Maybe?)

I thought 2020 was behind us, but it continues to extend its tentacles into 2021. California has earned the dubious distinction of leading the country in the number of Covid-19 cases in the past seven days, according to the CDC....
Halfway Through the Year

Halfway Through the Year

  For many, December marks the end of the calendar year. For those of us in academia, our lives revolve around the academic calendar. There is a natural ebb and flow to the school year. It is a predictability I...

Thoughts on Virtual Rep Visits

  One of the highlights of the fall, as a high school counselor, is welcoming my travel-weary colleagues from various admissions offices to our campus and reconnecting with them. We consider many of these reps family. It is a reunion...