Words of Wisdom

Posted on October 19th, 2011 by

“A College is both what it has been and what it hopes to be. It is fruit and seed. It is the product of the planting and watering of other generations―their faith and dedication, their effort and insight, their hopes and dreams; and it is the potential of greater fruitfulness, larger service and more fateful assignments… A College is not anymore, if it ever was, a place with clearly defined boundaries. It includes more than those who teach and those who study; it includes also those who believe in what it is doing, those who accredit its work by the quality of their lives and service after they graduate, and those who provide the means which permit the work to go on.”

           -Edgar Carlson, Introduction in Doniver Lund’s Gustavus Adolphus College: A Centennial History, 1962


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