"Fond memories of office spaces"
My first faculty office at CLU was a small closet (no windows) in the Benson House. When I became the director of the Counseling and Guidance Program I was "upgraded" to an office that was constructed by an employee's son. The floor was on a slant and if I had dropped a pen or pencil I had to chase it before it rolled away. Small lizards frequently visited through the small holes beneath the door and window.
Despite these conditions, I have fond memories of sitting around the kitchen table where faculty meetings both formal and informal, were held. Working in a house supported the feelings of family among the faculty and staff. This atmosphere was readily felt by our students who often reported that they were well cared for.
I guess I too felt lucky- at least I wasn't assigned to the bathroom upstairs! Nowadays, I am located in the beautifully modern Ed. Tech building- but some days I miss the Benson House.
Just as I imagined, great people, wonderful atmosphere, love the kids and I drive into the parking lot and feel I’ve driven home.
Today, 37 years later, I still remember my arrival and do not regret it.
We have shared so much laughter, joy, and teamwork relating with one another and common triumphs and struggles.
My arrival here was meant to be and God's way of lifting me from a not so great place I was in.
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