Fall 2013 at Tri-County has begun with a newly remodeled library, new lecturer positions, and a renewed mission. In addition to these, let’s adopt a customer service attitude towards the new students who have never been away from home. We need to show patience with the students who returned after a bad semester, have no idea what they are here for, and trusts us to unlock the door to their future. Empathy for the adult learners, who realize that they need an education to become better providers, yet are overwhelmed by the unknown. Most of us are here because we’d like to impart something or to be a part of something that’s far greater than all of us. There is no amount of money that will compensate for the overwhelming pride one feels when they’ve done their best and it was good enough. Your smile, warm words or tough love have changed someone’s life for the better. A renewal has taken place, and we all have a reason to return for another semester.