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From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama - Presidents Who Have Visited Knox College

I don’t know if Knox College holds any kind of record for the number of Presidents who have visited its campus (nine), but the list is impressive. The college, located in Galesburg, Illinois, has a rich and fascinating history, and Abraham Lincoln is a big part of it.

Honoring a former Rye High School Athlete ~ September 11

In the course of my workday, there are many times that I come across amazing, interesting, and even surprising facts about the schools we work with. This time, the information was about a former high school student and athlete who attended Rye High School (Rye, NY).  He was one of those killed on 9-11.

Let’s Throw a Graduation Party!

Once the graduation ceremony is over, and the (decorated) grad cap and gown are no longer needed, and the diploma is either in hand or soon to be mailed (remember to frame it)…it’s time to celebrate!

It’s best to make party plans ahead since there’s lots to consider. 

Ryan, a marketing intern at Church Hill Classics, is graduating from Ridgefield High School in Connecticut, and plans to attend Virginia Tech in fall 2012.  He and his parents are already getting prepared for his upcoming graduation party in June.  His preparations follow…

Activities for College Colors Day – September 2nd

With College Colors Day here, it’s important to know what to do on this day in addition to wearing your favorite college’s colors.* At Church Hill Classics, a recent company newsletter had information about College Colors Day, as well as a couple of activities the company as a whole will be participating in. Since “college and pizza do go hand-in-hand,” according to our newsletter, “CHC is bringing in a pizza lunch for everyone to enjoy!” In addition, &ldqu ...

College Colors Day – A Start to the School Year

What colors are you wearing September 2?  I only ask because September 2 is College Colors Day!  When I was first told that the employees of Church Hill Classics would be participating in “College Colors Day,” I immediately wanted to find out what this day is all about. I went directly to the College Colors Day website and saw “Step 1: Wear Apparel Representing your Favorite College on Friday, September 2, 2011.” The point is, according to the website, “W ...

Tornadoes and Tuscaloosa

A Connection with Sigma Alpha Epsilon! The stormy weather which brought a barrage of tornadoes that struck the south in April, hit a chord with me because of the fraternity SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON which was started 155 years ago in TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA. Of all those locations in which tornadoes touched down in the south, Tuscaloosa was one of the most heavily hit. My connection was a blog I posted earlier this week about a son and father - Mark  and his dad John – who had each joined this very frat ...

Father and Son Fraternity Bond

“Years ago, when my father passed away, I found his fraternity certificate in his papers. Because he had kept it for so many years it had special meaning to me,” said Mark Corbett of Connecticut. “We shared the bond of father and son as well as being members of the same fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. It gave me the push to search mine out of the basement. For a time they both sat together in a folder in my desk.”

It's "Earth Day" All Year Long for These Employees

Some of their efforts include recycling bottles and cans, donating leftover matboard, and collecting used up toner cartridges, conserving on paper use, and collecting paper to be recycled. Sally, who works in our Accounting Department, volunteers to take co-workers’ empty bottles and cans in the company recycling bin off to be recycled each week. “I take the [items to] recycle home every Friday,” explained Sally. “The town picks it up Monday morning.  I have been doing th ...

Honoring Service on Veteran's Day - Bookstore Manager as Reservist in Iraq

Just about a year ago, Troy Novak, Manager, of the Dakota Textbook Company at the University of North Dakota, was not available at the store. He was overseas in Iraq until March, where he was stationed as a reservist with the Air Force.  When I had the occasion to talk to Troy after his return, I asked him if he would write about his experience for a Veteran's Day blog.

Decorating Graduation Caps

decorating graduation capsWhen my son graduated from Newtown High School in Connecticut, lo and behold, there were quite a few seniors who had decorated their graduation caps! This extra festive atmosphere made me wonder, "Hmm...What's this all about?" The caps looked creative and fun, - some with flowers, some with furry-looking trim, others with colored duct tape messages or the year of graduation. After seeing the procession of all the seniors, I saw the point to this tide of originality.

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