A Building for a Campus Community

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Recently I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Little’s project at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.  This is my favorite part of any project – it’s a chance to celebrate a new beginning for the University, but more importantly, it’s a chance to watch the excitement of the faculty and students as they settle in to a new home.  Yes, there is certainly pomp and circumstance … it is a unique and deserved moment to recognize those primarily responsible for the accomplishment. READ MORE

Back to School

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It’s official, summer is over – SCHOOL IS NOW IN SESSION.  As I dropped my kids off in carpool this morning, I couldn’t help but wonder how chaotic households across the nation were coping with the traditions (and stress) of this eventful day.  The obligatory pictures of the kids decked out with new backpacks and shockingly bright sneakers, the last minute panic that some important notebook was somehow forgotten, and yes … the ABSURD amount of traffic you have to endure – all of these fears and celebrations are part of the right of passage into another year.  If you are like me, it was a bittersweet sendoff today … sorry to see my kids growing another year older, yet simultaneously savoring the chance to have the structure of our family schedules restored. READ MORE