A Thanksgiving Message from President Ricardo Romo

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November 23, 2009

 

Dear UTSA friends,

As we begin the holiday season, I think of a remark by American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson: "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new."

At UTSA and in San Antonio, we value our old friends, who keep us on track through our daily challenges. But, each year, we also look forward to the new faces and new friends who bring additional ideas and perspectives to help our growing university move closer to premier research status.

Especially in tough times, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to realize that we have much for which we can be thankful. This truly American holiday allows us to focus on our blessings and the freedoms we enjoy. It's inspiring to see so many UTSA community members and groups working to help make the world a better place. Thanks to everyone for your contributions to the community and to UTSA.

Harriett and I wish each of you a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving. Please enjoy the company of your loved ones, think about the importance of old and new friends, be safe and take time to reflect on our many blessings.

 

Best wishes,

 

Ricardo Romo
President, The University of Texas at San Antonio