Milla Boschung, Ph. D.
WE BELIEVE IN DREAMS
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,“ said Eleanor Roosevelt. Here at CHES, one of our greatest delights is seeing our students arrive every fall with their hearts filled with hopes and aspirations. Then we do all that we can to enable them to make those dreams come true.
Our College’s steady growth for almost a hundred years, and the extraordinary achievements of our graduates, attest to our success in achieving that goal. Underlying our growth has been The University of Alabama’s progressive understanding that we must inspire and educate students of all backgrounds as we address the questions of our time.
The great American humanitarian Harriet Tubman said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” We see these attributes in our students again and again. They come here eager to become all that they can be, ready to make a lasting impact for good in the community and the world around them. Our role is to give them the tools they need to do that.
All of the academic programs within CHES prepare students to excel personally and professionally, to advance their fields of expertise and to improve the lives of the people they serve. Because we are human environmental sciences, all of our disciplines focus on individuals and families and their quality of life.
In this issue of Reunion, you’ll read about CHES students who are working day by day to reach their goals. Some showcase their work at Birmingham Fashion Week; others travel abroad to gain global understanding; still others complete internships or participate in service learning to gain practical experience. You’ll also learn about CHES graduates who are thriving in the careers of their choice.
We take great pride in our students and alumni and all that they are accomplishing. We remember when they arrived with stars in their eyes and then we watched as they themselves became stars.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” Many start that journey right here.