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What I'll miss most about the U

| Connie Olson

I’m at six days and counting to my retirement day after 28 years at the U. That’s what I call it. Not the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Not UWEC. But the U. 

With the day getting closer, I took some time to reflect on the top four things that I will miss most when I walk out the door on my last day. This is what I came up with:

  1. Feeling younger than I am. That’s how I feel when I see the new students arrive each fall. I feel young again. Renewed, refreshed and ready for a new year.
  2. How alive campus gets when the students are back in the fall. It rejuvenates me and makes me smile.
  3. The wonderful staff at the food court. All of them have been wonderful, smiley folks who just brighten my day. (Thanks, Steve and Jamey!) 
  4. The people that I work with. They make every day worth getting up for.

I hope the projects I have worked on have helped a parent, a student, a professor, etc. It’s been a great 28 years.