Dear Willard College Friends and Community,
I would like to sincerely communicate a concern that I have about my name and the continued efforts to undermine my position through incorrectness. My name is VICHY and not VICKY. And my last name is not pronounced like the cake frosting but in the original French pronunciation which is “ga-na-shay.” People, who I will not name here though they’ve been contacted, are in some cases deliberately referring to me as VICKY GANACHE (pronounced like the cake frosting). This stops today.
As Director of Student Life Affairs, how staff and faculty refer to me has a direct bearing on how students perceive and feel their emotions. So let’s all work together and not against.
Have a restful and sincere weekend.
Director of Student Life Affairs, Dr. Vichy Ganache
Wow why are people so mean to vicky
Sent from my iPhone
Another voice heard from: well done!
Apropos, when my Eng Dept colleague (and now our next door neighbor in the DeWitt Bldg) Sandra Siegel was up for tenure in the late 70s, I was asked to write in her behalf. I had noticed that my senior (male) colleagues were a little bit vague about who was who among the younger women in the dept, so, before going on to say the usual things about Sandra’s writings and teachings, I began by noting this:
“I have noticed that some of my male colleagues refer to Sandra as “Dorothy,” no doubt confusing her with another dark-haired young woman, Prof. Dorothy Mermin, while others greet her as “SAUNdra,” no doubt confusing her with Prof. Saunders Redding. I suspect she is grateful for any friendly attention, but she answers to “SAND-rah”.”
(Saunders Redding, a recent (name-chaired) addition to the English faculty, was a distinguished African-American scholar.)
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