Director’s Corner: A Season of Renewal

Hello CASE Scholars and Supporters!

As we transition into the month of March, I am mindful that change is on the horizon. We may have recently endured many personal and collective trials and tribulations. Whether you or a loved-one experienced the loss of electricity, heat and water during some of the coldest temperatures in recent history, or personally experienced a loss of someone you love, or a setback of some sort that may have negatively impacted you in some way; I want to implore you to stay focused, stay committed and stay the course.  I say this because with most setbacks and disappointments, they are temporary. It gets warmer, power and water is restored, you overcome setbacks, and have the opportunity to bounce back from these temporary situations. Losing a loved one may not be so easy to overcome, so for that, we have campus and community mental health resources that you can tap into if you need to… just reach out to us in CASE!

As we get closer to the start of Spring and the promise of warmer days, I believe this time of year best represents a season of renewal and resilience. During this season, I ask that you tap into whatever motivation, passion and higher power that you believe in and use what you have endured as lessons and fuel to propel you forward. Again, the staff in the CASE office stands ready and willing to assist you in this season of renewal.

All the best!

E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D
Director, Center for Academic Success and Excellence (CASE)
“Serving Students Since 1995”
110 Student Success Center, 909 Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO  65211
P: 573-882-9208
F: 573-884-4353

Indigenous Peoples and Lands Acknowledgement:
I would like to acknowledge that I work in what is colonially known as “Missouri,” and that these were the homelands of the tribal nations of the Nutachi (Missouria), Jiwere (Otoe), Wahzhazhe (Osage), Ogáxpa (Quapaw), Chikasha (Chickasaw), Illini, and Báxoǰe (Ioway), among others.