The Five C’s

November 14, 2014

New reflections from Brian Burgemeister, Assistant Director of Admissions

Community. Challenge. Curiosity. Commitment. Care.

In some way, shape or form those five words represent my first five (plus) days here at SSM. Let me explain.

  • Community

The SSM community of students, faculty and staff have warmly welcomed me into their very active place.

  • Challenge

I have the professional challenge of learning about a wonderfully complicated place, and I am challenged to continue to grow as a person.

  • Curiosity

I am challenged to be a lifelong learner, to be thoughtful and to be an example for our students.

  • Commitment

I am amazed at the level of commitment our students have to their academic pursuits, the arts and athletics. The results of those commitments are quite remarkable.

  • Care

SSM cares deeply about the students, the faculty and the staff.

Besides care, the four other C’s carry a lot of weight; however, I believe the experience for everyone here at SSM is all tied together through care. I am thankful for my first few days and looking forward to being a meaningful part of SSM and the five C’s.

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    Brian Burgemeister, Assistant Director, Admissions