of the Grand Canyon. I once hiked from the
South Rim to the North Rim all the way
down to the river and all the way up the other
side 10 hours, 24 miles and a 9,000-foot
elevation change. During the last two miles,
I climbed into a thunderstorm that turned
into a hailstorm. It was spectacular.
one jazz station and one
is active and engaging.
I couldn't sit on the
beach for two weeks.
your passion and go with the flow.
relaxing for me.
I relax running or
bike riding. I also
participate in Sprint
swim, 12-mile bike
ride and 5-K run.
They're short and
intense and you can
actually walk the
Fall of an Empire and
the Making of America's
Vietnam" by Fredrik
Logevall. It was about
the origins of the Vietnam War. It was
fascinating. I read mostly nonfiction.
Jefferson show me through
his library and his wine cellar.
academic building project in Lowell.
working on. His main mission is student
success. "My vision has always been the
same, from when I was a classroom teacher
to now: I want every student to succeed.
single student who sits in front of you. As
president, the scope and scale has changed,
but the mission is the same: How do we focus
on student success?"
at other institutions and in other state
systems to help Middlesex continue to
flourish. "Community colleges across the
country are more similar than dissimilar,"
he said. "Their populations are similar and
their missions are similar.
bringing in a wider range of students to our
colleges, raising our graduation rates, raising
success rates in developmental courses, and
closing the achievement gap.
around," said Mabry. "I'm looking forward to
sitting down together and finding ways we can
improve and foster learning to better prepare
students to succeed in 21st century jobs."