"Beautiful afternoon isn’t it?"
I had just sat down on a couch in the Student Union Building. A gentleman was peering at me over the Los Angeles Times.
"Yes?" I said anxiously. I was waiting for an interview with Bill Rosser, VP of Student Affairs and couldn't help but be nervous. The gentleman offered some of his sandwich and some conversation about the CLU campus. I felt at ease and very comfortable. I was also glad to hear a bit more about the campus before my interview.
After a few minutes, he packed up his lunch and introduced himself as Bill Rosser! From that day on, I have felt CLU is a campus that is comfortable and relaxed. Just like Bill, CLU cares about people over titles, students over tuition, and the stories that are created.
Everyone that I spoke with and emailed already knew of my arrival and were very friendly towards me and each other.
Arriving to CLU was full of emotion because I was the first in my family to attend a university.
Community is what brought me to CLU and community is what makes me want to stay.
I was inspired my first year teaching when a student celebrated a milestone.
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