One of the many, many things I LOVE about working at Saint Mike's is staying in touch with so many of my former students. After more than 30 years here, I have known my share of wonderful people who are now still in touch. Craig SCOOTER Callahan and his wife Sarah were up because Scooter was a panelist on the Career Seminar presentations yesterday afternoon and last night. According to him, it was a HUGE success and he was very impressed that over 100 students showed up on a Friday night to listen to our alums speak about the "real world" out there. Scooter graduated in 1991 and was excited to have his wife return here to see MORE of what his life had been like here. We met in my office this morning and then went to Juniors for lunch - we talked about Lags and Harvie (RIP) and Zaf and Pappi and old friends - Scooter and Lags had decided that they really wanted their own radio show on WWPV so entered the lottery for a show but the only time they could get was Saturday morning from 8:00 until noon. They took it and I occasionally listened in - since they were both, how can I say "active" seniors, Saturday mornings were quite a challenge. One morning I happened to hear Lags drop the F-bomb on the radio and when the phone in the WWPV booth rang, Scooter said "you answer it Lags, I know it is Landers" - yup it was....... It was wonderful to see him again, to meet Sarah and to know that his time here is still so important to him. Scooter is in sales for Viking Appliances and loves his work - he spoke with our students about his journey from SMC to sales and I hope that they listened to the good advice. He expressed again and again, how impressed he was with OUR current students - not a surprise to me.
Take care, be well, and please keep all those impacted by Hurricane Sandy AND all of the members of our military in your thoughts and prayers - I am still amazed at how many people seem to forget on a daily basis that we have thousands of men and women serving in the Armed Forces in Afghanistan.... I also am still struggling to comprehend the damage from Hurricane Sandy - take good care.