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Legacy: Going Forward

December 15, 2016

In our year-end video (Watch “Legacy: Looking Back, Looking Forward.”) we took a look back. It was a chance to think about how far we’ve come – and wonder how much further we can go.  I can feel the momentum building all around me. We’ve come a long way. And we are just beginning.

It’s powerful to remember the good things, to pull from our combined efforts and successes as we look ahead. In that frame of mind, I’d like to ask you to tuck these things away in a place where they are easily accessible to reflect upon:

  • Our work in ISU Extension and Outreach is for the public good, and our communities and families depend upon us.
  • We’re honored to serve our state – because Iowans believe education and partnerships are how you solve today’s problems and prepare for the future.
  • We are committed to carry out Abraham Lincoln’s – and now – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s legacy, that higher education should be practical and available to everyone.
  • In good times and in challenging times we continue to put the university’s research and resources to work for a strong Iowa.

Thank you for all your dedication, hard work, and service. Enjoy your holidays, and as we look forward to the New Year, we do so with anticipation, gratitude, and excitement. See you there.

— Cathann

P.S. You can follow me on Twitter @cathannkress.

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