Let’s Talk … Legacy: A BruIN magazine column from KCC President Dr. Paul Watson

By Dr. Paul R. Watson II
President, Kellogg Community College

As an educator I have had the privilege of witnessing the transformative power of education on countless individuals. Each day, I’m reminded of the profound impact our institution has on the lives of our students, faculty, staff and the broader community. Since its origin in 1956, KCC continues to have a lasting imprint on the region – committed to providing accessible education and empowering individuals from diverse backgrounds to realize their full potential.

Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel.”

Legacy, when approached with compassion, integrity and a genuine commitment to the betterment of individuals and communities, becomes a powerful force that transcends time. We are blessed that KCC has the unique opportunity to shape lives and inspire generations to come. Our legacy resides in the lasting impressions we leave on others, the emotions we evoke and the relationships that we nurture. We embrace this responsibility wholeheartedly, recognizing the immense potential we have in creating a legacy with you.

This column first appeared in the June 2023 edition of BruIN magazine. To read the issue online, please visit kellogg.edu/bruinmagazine.