Reflecting Along the Journey

Reflecting Along the Journey

With the spring semester well underway, I resume my weekly “Reflections Along the Journey” for the alumni and friends of Davis & Elkins College. As is our custom at D&E, the faculty and staff of the College gather for an “Opening Session” just before the...
Reflecting Along the Journey

Reflecting Along the Journey

Parents have hopes and expectations for their children as they grow and mature. At the forefront is the attainment of a meaningful career that provides purpose and adequate financial resources. If all goes according to plan, a lifetime of work results in retirement...
Reflecting Along the Journey

Reflecting Along the Journey

When it comes to a personal outlook on life, I decided years ago to adopt an attitude of gratitude toward the world. All the negativity and hatefulness that has become so prevalent in the modern day is easily negated by viewing the entirety of our existence as a...
Reflecting Along the Journey

Reflecting Along the Journey

“Home” is a powerful concept that nurtures and forms who we are. For children, a healthy home is crucial for maturation. With age comes wisdom, and as adults we realize that nothing is more important than the home … not the house … we build with our family. For every...
Reflecting Along the Journey

Reflecting Along the Journey

The flags of each country individually processed up the hill as the corresponding national anthem rang out from the sound system. The pride on each of the flag bearer’s faces was evident. The strong wind caused the flags to flutter as they were silhouetted against the...
Reflecting Along the Journey

Reflecting Along the Journey

The heartbeat of Davis & Elkins College is our faculty. Building upon a long tradition of distinguished scholars, today’s faculty includes seasoned professors and young Ph.D.s with some in-between. The mix has produced a dynamic cadre of experts in their field...