Archive for July, 2009

I’m still alive.

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I can’t believe it’s been this long since I’ve posted, especially with all of the exciting things happening right now. First and foremost, Ken and I got engaged on June 12! Even though we’d been dating for almost five years, it was a complete surprise. The date is November 1, 2009, and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve chosen to take the nontraditional route, and will have the ceremony in the tiny village of Little Bay, Jamaica at Coral Cove Resort. Our parents and friends are over the moon (especially those who are going 🙂 and it’s just been a really happy time in our lives.

After being unexpectedly laid off in December, Ken quickly found a new job with Ameripark and is very busy working and completing his last accounting class before he prepares to take the CPA exams. He is also training for his first half Ironman triathlon, which will be in September.

 Although it’s a challenging and demanding work environment, I’ve really enjoyed my job as a development staff member at GGC. Recently, I’ve been privileged to witness some huge milestones in the school’s short history. On May 29, Gen. David Petraeus (head of the U.S. Central Command) delivered the commencement speech at the third ceremony in GGC history, which went off without a hitch. I had the privilege of getting to know each of the 38 graduates through coordinating the Senior Gift Campaign, which also proved to be a huge success; 100% of the graduates contributed to the campaign!

GGC also received SACS accreditation on June 25, and is now a fully accredited institution of higher learning. Due to the hard work of all of the faculty, staff and many students, this accomplishment was completed in record time. We’re all thrilled, but bracing ourselves for the increased workload as enrollment is expected to increase exponentially.

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