Nathan Michael (Webmaster) and Dr. Léon
A community, we are aware, can never be created
: not through hard work, or in any other way. No matter how varied the experiences
you had, no matter how diverse the bonds you formed in the four years you spent on the GCC campus,
a community was created which we simply would like to acknowledge and on which we would like to build. If those who are
currently experiencing life intra muros can see that change and uncertainty are the stuff dreams are
made on, they can greet the future and welcome the transformations they are undergoing with the
understanding that they do not know enough to be pessimistic. Conversely, their youthful enthusiasm,
their hesitancies may rekindle in their predecessors the sense, in the words of Sheila Ballantine, that
"it's expectation that differentiates you from the dead."
the foreign language(s) whose study all of you had in common, bear in mind that, over against death,
which Toni Morrison felt can be equated with "the meaning of life," language, "each time we do" it,
may very well be "the measure of our lives."