Saturday, September 17, 2011

“Everyone matters, everyone has value, and everyone has to be honored”

Meeting: Monday, August 28th, 2011

Paul S. Trible Jr., our guest of honor, represented the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Senate from 1983 to 1989 and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1983. Following his term in the Senate, Trible was a Teaching Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In January, 1996, he was appointed to lead CNU.

A leader of rare finesse, Paul Trible implemented academic programs that positioned CNU into the ranks of the most distinguished liberal arts colleges in the nation.

CNU is the youngest of public universities in Virginia, celebrating 50 years today, September 18th. Mr. Trible describes the university as a special place that has the right size (5,000 students) where professors know their students by name and where they can be there for them every step of the way, a school where students are engaged to bring the classroom alive. The campus has expanded due to $500 million of new construction finished since 1992. The marvelous sense of community makes it an attractive place for students providing them with a dynamic learning environment as well as a comfortable, safe and satisfying living experience. No wonder students who live on campus are more successful academically and socially.

“CNU is about leadership, honor, and civil engagement”- Mr.Trible continues. He strongly believes that life is about service and leadership, about making a difference. President’s Leadership Program at CNU was designed specifically for students who want to change the world. The program focuses on leadership skills and includes a variety of special features, including stipends for studying abroad, priority internships, scholarship support and meetings with top leaders.

“Our job is to inspire and motivate and there is nothing that inspires more than beautiful art and architecture” says the president.

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