Tennis Shoes and Carpet… Little Things Matter!

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Just finished a two day gig at the National College Fair in Minneapolis, MN recruiting possible future SMSU Mustangs. Kids from all walks of life and of all ages come to this event. Yes, even sixth graders from AVID schools come to the college fair. They are so cute!

Hanging out with the Admissions folks from SMSU is always pleasurable…even though we stand for hours and hours and hours and more hours. Thank you very much for including that lovely black, thick carpet found in our booth underneath our feet! 😉 It’s those little things like that carpet that make a HUGE difference for those of us standing there that long.

Below are a few of those little things that made a huge difference for us recruiting, and really…for all of us in life:

Smiles: Cole, Nya, Sam, and Aileen…your smiles enticed those future Mustangs over to our booth. There wasn’t a moment during all our hours at that College Fair that you four current Mustangs weren’t smiling. We ‘older’ people talked about it a lot and kept saying how cheerful you four were! We are proud of you for that! Even Matt told of how his heart melts every time his 4-month old sweet baby girl smiles at him. Keep smiling everyone!!! It is the one thing we all do in the same language! 🙂

Water Bottles: Water wets the whistle. And after talking that much with all those prospective students, we needed to keep our whistles wet! Thanks, Sam, for carrying the case of water bottles over to the convention center. Luckily for you, Allan was right behind you to pick up your name tag. Inside joke!! 🙂

Tennis Shoes: There is NO shame in wearing tennis shoes with a dressy outfit. Especially when it is no secret that you will be standing that long. Ladies…your flats were cute, but your blisters after those long hours on your feet weren’t so attractive. 😉 Comfort trumps fashion every time. Those black and orange tennis shoes that were making their mark on our cushy black carpet were stylin’ though. And speaking of carpet…

Cushy Carpet: The cushy black carpet was SO worth it! Our feet and legs and backs hurt enough WITH the carpet being there. Can’t imagine what it would have been like without the carpet beneath our soles. Thank you, Admissions, for investing that little extra (or a lot extra$$) to put that cushion below us.

Sincerity: Passion is in the hearts of those of us who recruit. Sharing with those prospective students that they WILL love SMSU if they just come visit us is expressed with sincerity. We all honestly believe that SMSU is where future college students belong. Come join our family. And we say that sincerely!!

Thanks for the recruiting opportunity, Admissions Office. We in the School of Education extend our abundant gratitude to YOU for all the hard work you do for our university! And for all those little things you do that make a HUGE difference! MUCH appreciated! 🙂

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Stay Calm & Lead On!
Profs Dr. C. & Dr. V.

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