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A Special Relationship with a Nobel Prize Winner

As we end this semester, I thought it fitting to share with you a very special interview with PVCC faculty member Dr. Casey Durandet as she reflects on her mentor Dr. Leon Lederman, a Nobel Prize winner. Dr. Lederman visited the college several times and was passionate about the power of learning as a lever for positive social change.
Please take a few moments out of your hectic end-of-semester routine to be reminded that learning does transform our students’ lives.


Showing Thankfulness

This week of Thanksgiving, I am especially thankful for all of you – the incredibly committed and hardworking faculty and staff of Paradise Valley Community College who tirelessly “bring learning alive” so that all of our students can be successful. We are so fortunate to realize our life/professional calling transforming students’ lives. Thank you for your collective good work.

Please take some time this week to also reflect on the importance of our collaborative work and on your valued relationships across the college. I encourage you to send a note of appreciation through our Puma Praise Award recognition program.

Finally, during this season of Thanksgiving consider reaching out and supporting someone less fortunate or in need. There are numerous non-profits in the Valley that always need help this time of year. Our neighbors in California are especially in need and if you want to help out the town of Paradise, please consider supporting the  North Valley Foundation in Chico, California or the American Red Cross.

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