Saturday, September 10, 2011

We Remember

Peace and early morning sunshine have descended on a usually very busy Calkins Hall green at Hofstra. For the past week, students and staff have have been planting hundreds of American flags in remembrance of the heroes of 9/11, in the shape of our great country. We all know where we were on that day, on that moment.We remember the loved ones lost and the heroes who helped in recovery.

I planted a flag to honor Tommy Ashton who died under the debris of the Twin Towers on 9/11/01. My daughter's friend, this 21-year-old came to his second day on the job in the World Trade Center. I will always remember his youth, exuberance and the pride in his parents' eyes when they watched him compete in swimming. It is an honor and pleasure to have known you, Tommy.

On Monday, Hofstra will remember and honor 27 alumni and members of our community who perished on 9/11. Whom do you remember and honor?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Parent Orientation 2011: What a Summer!

Welcome Hofstra parents and family members to our new blog: Hofstra Family Link. We were ecstatic to meet with many of our new parents this summer, over 1,400 of you, and let you know about the great resources Hofstra has available for you, your family, and most importantly, your student. Please enjoy perusing through the photos below and also, be sure to subscribe to our blog to hear when we post first!

Hofstra Parents, Hofstra Pride