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

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

As we approach the end of another amazing year at KCC, it’s a moment to reflect on the journey undertaken and also to look forward to the new beginnings and unknown adventures that await us. This mentality reminds me of Janus (who the month of January was named for), the ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions and endings. Interestingly, he was often depicted as having two faces – facing opposite directions, namely looking to the past and the future.

Just like Janus, we too stand at the threshold of changes. Prepping for new programs, prepping new locations in our service region and welcoming new students to our campus. With a spirit of gratitude, we extend our heartfelt thanks to every individual who has contributed to KCC’s successes. Whether it has been financial support or simply telling another about the great opportunities that exist at KCC, your dedication and passion have led to collective achievements, and we look forward to continuing this journey together.

May the coming year be filled with joy, growth and prosperity for each of you, and every member of our extraordinary communities.

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