Thank you, NKU

Hola! My name is Diego Varela from Bogot’aacute;, Colombia. I am a resident assistant and member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity majoring in international studies and I am currently a senior graduating in May 2007. Attending Northern Kentucky University has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have met the most amazing people on campus and around the trisate area. Students, professors and organizations are excellent tools to make friends and memories for the future.

Being an RA is the most challenging job on campus because we are the advisers of the residents, and it is the best way to meet almost any student and to lead others with wise help. This is my fourth and final year as an RA, and every day that goes by I like my job even more because I have to interact with my residents and students from all over the campus by having programs and seeing them in the cafeteria. Every single day at any time, residents are the ones that make me feel accomplished and proud because they look at me as their guide, role model and friend at NKU.

As a student I would like to thank everyone, but especially NKU President James Votruba, Dean of Students Kent Kelso, Stephen Meier and the housing department for all their support they gave me during this past five years. Students sometimes do not realize how much the faculty care about them and how hard they work behind closed doors. I hope students will take advantage of the great university they are attending. I am going to miss NKU and everything in it, but I will always remember those great days with friends, residents and professors.

Thank you very much NKU.

“Welcome to the hall of dreams where the future is the power of time and speed.”

Diego Varela senior international studies