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

Stewie Cake, Student at Willard College since 2006, Set to Graduate

Dear Community, We are thrilled to announce the surprising news that Stewie Cake, full time student at Willard College since he stepped onto our campus in the Fall of 2006, is set to graduate. He is finishing up three Incompletes, a missing Gym credit, and has paid library overdue fines and a fine for damages to his dorm room in 2009. Stewie has had a storied career at Willard. Entering as undeclared, he went on to declare a History major, which he then changed to a Business major, which he then changed to a Finance major, and then he took a pause in 2010, and returned to his first love, Undeclared. Eventually, Stewie went on to a self-designed major in Psychology and Sports Media, before once more returning to Undeclared.

Willard College appreciates the many sacrifices he, his mother, his grandparents, and several aunts made to allow Stewie the freedom to explore his many interests and passions.

Good Luck Stewie Cake. We’ll miss you.

Sincerely, Dr. President Henry Cotton