Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Sustaining Relationship

On October 11, 2012, Unity House hosted a lunch for representatives from Allen Insurance and Financial and student Shayne Van Leer (pictured at left), the Allen scholarship recipient.

I asked Shayne what he thought about businesses like Allen supporting scholarships at a small college like Unity.  "I'm very thankful as an individual. But I also believe that businesses should be investing in education; it's where their future employees and customers come from.  And, it's a way of giving back to the community."

Conversation ranged over a variety of issues. Richard Crossman (far left) talked about his interest in risk management for renewable energy companies like Revision Energy, the installers of the new solar panels on our library. Dan Wyman (second from left) told us of his experience as an instructor and licensed captain with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School. We all discovered common connections -- which make for sustaining and sustainable human relationships.

Oh, yes -- and there was dessert!

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