FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury
DATE: November 25, 2015
SUBJECT: A Heartfelt Thank You to You and Yours
Dear Unity College Community,
As we prepare to give thanks and kickoff the holiday season, please allow me to share with you a heartfelt thanksgiving tribute. As a first generation american, and the first in my family to earn a degree above a high school diploma, I give thanks for being part of a community that has dedicated their professional life to working at a college like Unity, which is committed to preparing students to be future leaders and stewards of the environment. Your willingness to put students first; your commitment to fostering their mental, spiritual, and physical well being; and your sacrifice to support them in and out of the classroom continues to ascend Unity College as a model to be envied in the higher education landscape.
So this season I give thanks to a country that welcomed me, a state that educated me, a people that accepted me; but most of all… I give thanks to my late father, who taught me that “it is only a dream if you do not pursue it” freeing me from that convention of imagined limitations; and to my mother, whose discipline, fortitude, integrity, and unconditional love, allowed me the confidence not to dream. I would not be the person I am today without the balance of their influence.
I hope you give thanks to those around you, you enjoy your family as you define it, and you remember to thank those who expect it the least.
In Unity, I give thanks… Gobble Gobble everybody!
Dr. Melik Peter Khoury
Executive Vice President, CAO, CFO &
Liaison to the Board of Trustees
“Skill can be taught; loyalty can be garnered, confidence can be instilled; but attitude & integrity are inherent! So teach skill, garner loyalty; instill confidence; but never compromise on attitude & integrity” M. P. Khoury