From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice

A Happy Thanksgiving from 1500 Bulldog Drive

Nov 27, 2014 | Reflection

Peg's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving with family

Happy Thanksgiving to all Tech students, faculty, alumni and friends! We truly have so much for which we can give thanks. Our students continue to amaze us with their talents, character and leadership. The campus is always full of exciting activities, led by our students, and these activities add a tremendous dimension to the Tech educational experience. Our faculty and staff are also amazing in their dedication and commitment to our students. They put a tremendous effort in designing innovative curricula and courses that provide our students with an unparalleled education. Our faculty balance their focus on education with a commitment to research, and that research has been impactful in the community, state and nation. I am thankful that we have faculty and staff who work together, across departments, divisions and colleges, to develop interdisciplinary academic, research and service programs that have become a distinguishing characteristic for Louisiana Tech.
at ODU

Enjoying Tech athletics with faculty, staff and alumni

I am also thankful for all of our alumni and friends who have been so generous with their gifts, encouragement and support. As we look across our campus, we can see the impacts of those gifts reflected in the growth of our student body, the advancement of our facilities, the vitality of our programs, and the success of our faculty. The philanthropic support of this past year was an all-time high for Louisiana Tech, and we will see the impacts of that generosity for years to come. So many people have encouraged us throughout the year, and I am grateful for the commitment of those who have supported the university for many years and who continue to be involved in very meaningful ways.  
Christopher on piano

Christopher showing interests in piano

I am also thankful for my family and the fact that we all share a love for each other and a passion for Louisiana Tech. Most of our family get-togethers are planned around Tech events, and Kathy and I look forward to the time that we can get together with our sons and daughters-in-law. And our grandson, Christopher, who was born just prior to our assuming the presidency, will soon be joined with twin brothers or sisters. I am thankful that my mom has begun to settle in to her new apartment added onto my brother’s house in Bastrop. Leaving her home of 40+ years was traumatic for her, but I am thankful for my brother and his family who share their home and love with Mom every day. And I am thankful that Kathy’s mom lives nearby us where we can enjoy regular visits with her as well. Kathy and I and our family wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Me and Christopher

Enjoying Christopher during my lunch break this week.