Thursday, November 27, 2014

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

Thanksgiving in the Caribbean is a little different than in the US.  There's no cool weather, fall colors or a day off from work/school.  There will also be no Black Friday madness to deal with come 3am at a mall near you!  We shouldn't need a designated day to show extra love and compassion to our family & friends but it's nice that this time of year we can focus on serving others and being thankful for our many blessings...things could always be worse.

Here at AUC, the administration recognizes that many students are missing a special time with their loved ones.  So today, the dining services staff prepared a Thanksgiving Feast for the entire student body!  The Thanksgiving lunch is complete with turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies, and of course dessert. The special touch is that the faculty actually serve the students!  Today some of the special servers included Dean Testa-the Medical Sciences Dean, ICM preceptors, Professors and a former St. Maarten Ministry of Health Representative. What a great way that they show their appreciation to the students.  We had some time to socialize with our peers and share in a communal meal.  That's not something that happens very often so it was a nice change of pace.

While the folks back home are braving the winter storms, we are thankful for the opportunity to fulfill our dreams.

Until next time... 

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