Dr. Henry Cotton offered the following benediction before the assembled joined him in a simple breakfast of mimosas, eggs benedict, an assortment of donuts and gluten free donuts, and fruit bowls.
“Dear Lord, Jesus taught us with the miracle of squeezing water from a rock that there is always a way forward. In these trying times, with enrollment down 87%, alumni giving hovering in the negative zone, and other personal issues that I face but don’t want to share right now, we pray for a series of miracles to pull both Willard College and me out of the nose dive that has been 2020. Jesus also taught us that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so please give us that strength you promised us we’d get after a really tough year. OK, dig in everyone.”
In attendance was Special Assistant to Provost Vandergrind, Dr. Pousse de Fauteuil, Provost Vandergrind, Cheryl Tina Faye Cotton, Dr. Polly Esther Pillow, Bud Hammerman, Chief Legal Counsel, Provost of Non-Academics, Dr. Narcisse Nefasto and Dr. Victor Mange, Director of Student Life Affairs, Dr. Vichy Ganache, Chief Legal Counsel, Mayor Rudy Guiliani, and other thought leaders of Willard College.
Sincerely, Dr. Narcisse Nefasto