Today's Update: Tuesday, November 24

November 24, 2020

Dear Student Life Team, I’ve spent time today reflecting on the life of Willie Young, Sr. I only wish that I had known him for as long as many of you were blessed to have him in your life. 

Arrangements are still pending, so I have no new information to pass along yet. And, as I mentioned in my note last night, please also know that resources from the Employee Assistance Program are available. 

Willie was larger than life, and his passing leaves an emptiness that cannot be filled. Today, we mourn. But soon, very soon, I want to hear all the funny, heart-warming, wonderful stories of how he touched your life. His was a life well worth celebrating. 

I’m attaching an article from the Alumni Magazine that ran a few years ago. It does a wonderful job of capturing his essence.  

Times like this remind us that we never have enough time with the ones we care about. Hold your loved ones close, even if it has to be virtually. Make sure they know what is in your heart.  

Melissa