Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Back To School: Nicest People I've Ever Met Live in Grundy
Here's another thing I want to remind faculty, students, alumni, and potential students about. The nicest people you will ever meet live here. Yesterday, Matt Hardin, a student at Appalachian School of Law, posted this unsolicited comment to my morning blog: "My personal experience is that all of the world's nicest people live in Grundy."
The people in southwest Virginia combine Southern hospitality with a heapin' dose of mountain hospitality to create a very open-hearted and supportive community. They welcome students into their churches, civic organizations, charitable enterprises, and homes.
This place and the people who live here embrace you with their beauty, calm determination, work ethic, generous spirits, and loving kindness. Many have so little and yet they share so much.