Willard College: Progress for the New Year

Dear Campus Community,

Allow me to introduce you to the newest addition to the Office of the President. Dr. Gary Chorizo joins us after a long career in government relations. He represented various industries in Washington, D.C., including the Pork Manufacturers Association, the Association of Tobacco Distributors, Juul, and Halliburton. Dr. Chorizo will serve as the Willard College Vice President Community Relations, Marketing, and Student Enrollment.

Please keep an eye out for a presentation by Dr. Chorizo on the 2023 Willard College Rebrand Campaign!

Sincerely, Provost Vandergrind

Remember to Join Willard College Alumni, Former Faculty, Future Former Faculty, and Administrators for Drinks at the American Historical Review

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 It has been too long since we all got together. And while the Willard College History Department has faced a series of exciting realignments, they remain one of the more vibrant programs on our very storied campus. We will gather at the Circ Bar on the lobby level of the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia Hotel on THURSDAY January 5th from 515pm-630pm. Please click here to receive your free Willard College Free Drink Coupon courtesy of the Willard College Office of the President.

With warm and high regards,

Donalds Rutrl, Personal Assistant to the President, Dr. Henry Cotton

Please Join Willard College Alumni and Current, Former, and Future Former Faculty at the American Historical Association’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia!

Dear Willard College Alumni and Former, Present, and Future Faculty, Please join members of the Willard College Administration for a drink. It has been too long since we all got together. And while the Willard College History Department has faced a series of exciting realignments, they remain one of the more vibrant programs on our very storied campus. We will gather at the Circ Bar on the lobby level of the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia Hotel on THURSDAY January 5th from 515pm-630pm. Please click here to receive your free Willard College Free Drink Coupon courtesy of the Willard College Office of the President.

Sincerely, President Henry Cotton and Dr. Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton

Dean of Willard College College of Music Resigns

Dear Campus Friends,

It is with mixed emotions, as these announcements always are, that we inform the community that the Dean of the Willard College College of Music, Dr. Grad Muffins is leaving us to seek his fortunes in other endeavors. Starting in January, he will start an intensive four month training program in professional clowning in Bakersfield, CA. Provided he passes the course with a satisfactory grade, he looks forward to a promising career in traveling circus work. Dr. Muffins shared with us that he as “a passion for travel, entertainment, and the arts, and circus work seemed to check all the boxes”

We hope the circus finds its way back to Willard, which we know will be your home away from home away from home.

Fondly, Provost Vandergrind

Henry Cotton, President of Willard College, Invites you to the Willard College Holiday Party

President Cotton, Dr. Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton, Director of Campus Spiritual Life, Dr. Julien Donnerpass, Associate Director of Student Intellectual Pathways, Vanderbilt Snowden, Director of Student Academics, Vice President of Finances, Dr. Dominic Ponzi, Provost Vandergrind, Gustav Kissenbezug, President of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Lusitania Glüm, PhD, Director of Marketing and Promotion, and Dr. Lester Carraway,  Interim Executive Director of Faculty Enhancements cordially invite you to the 2022 Holiday Celebration to ring in the end of a great semester and the holiday season. 

Come and enjoy a wide variety of food. Because of several incidents last year, alcohol will not be made available to faculty. Administrators need only show their campus id cards and they will be served beverages of their choice.

To end the evening there will be a basket raffle in which everyone has the opportunity to take home a lovely holiday gift. We ask that you RSVP directly, in writing, to Dr. Lester Carraway.

Sincerely, Dr. Henry Cotton, Friend and Comrade

New Football Field for Willard College

Dear Willard Family,

A major gift from 1981 graduate Reynalde Nixon Buttercream will fund the replacement of the natural-grass field with artificial turf and the installation of lighting at Willard College’s Charcot Stadium. The playing surface will be named Nixon Buttercream Field at Charcot Stadium in recognition of his donation of $30 million for the project, which will greatly expand the uses of the premier outdoor gathering space on campus. 

Nixon Buttercream’s student-athlete career included a half season of golf while earning his bachelor’s degree in Exploratory. A longtime resident of The Bahamas, where he works in international finance. Nixon Buttercream is the step-father of Stewie Cake, Willard College’s longest serving full tuition paying student, and also the step-father (from a previous marriage) of Pepper McGhee, Willard’s star quarterback!

Thanks to the Nixon Buttercream Family for all you have, will, and do do, for the Willard Family.

Humbly, Dr. Henry Cotton, President, and Athletic Director, Jason “Jimmy” Johnson

At Willard, the students have a why

Dear Dear Colleagues,

As we slip into the holiday seasons, I wanted to share an important insight made by my team. The idea that “students are our why” is not student-centered. It makes the whole student-faculty question one centered, selfishly, on the faculty. Rather, our students “have a why.” Grading then becomes our attempt to divine their purpose. Please refocus and realign as you can for the remaining weeks of the semester.

Sincerely, Dr. Julien Donnerpass, Associate Director of Student Intellectual Pathways

Willard College wishes you a restful, restorative, drama-filled Thanksgiving

Dear Campus Community,

It is with a grateful heart and sense that all of the world is ONE that I reach out to wish each of you a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving break. May the time you spend with family and friends be enjoyable and restorative. If like us, you have a blended family, may the children from your previous marriages get along well, and may those same children show at the least the appearance of respect to step-parents, especially if they became your step parents after you were already an adult.

Our community has collectively stepped up over this past year to enhance the signature Willard College experience that has enriched and transformed lives for a while. We have reworked the GRID, we have completed renovations on several bathrooms, and we remain certified and licensed to deliver college degrees, including our new signature degree program in . On behalf of President Henry Cotton, Dr. Cheryl Tina Fae Cotton, the Board of Trustees, and the many loyal administrators, I wish to offer each of you our sincere gratitude for your perseverance, servile loyalty, and ingenuity. And remember,  Every ‘why’ has a ‘who’ Every ‘who’ is a ‘why.’

Your love and faith in us inspires us.

Peace and blessings,

Henry and Cheryl Tina Fae

Not so Fast Stewie Cake

Dear Community,

Recently we shared exciting news that Stewie Cake was set to graduate. Sadly, that news is no longer correct. Mr. Cake will not allowed to graduate until he pays the $3,489.32 in parking tickets and moving violations he accrued during his tenure as a student with Willard College. As per the Willard College Student Handbook, students may only pay fines while still enrolled students. Those same students may not graduate until all fines are paid.

We thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Sincerely, President Henry Cotton