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Message from UND President Mark Kennedy
Sometimes the simplest of habits have the most profound impact.
In my family, every school year began with my six siblings and me lining up in front of the front door of our home and taking a first day of school photo. Perhaps this is a tradition in your family. After the photo my mother shared one piece of advice with us, the same advice every year. Her counsel was to be on the lookout for new students, those who were different from the others, and help them fit in.
This habit not only helped new kids in town, it has been immensely beneficial to me. It led me to meet lifelong friends like Joe San and Ken Sun from Hong Kong. I have also found that cultivating a habit of perceiving differences and integrating those who are different into your circle is a good foundation for success in any walk in life.
It is this lesson that we hope to be a part of every student, faculty, staff and visitor’s UND experience. Embracing diversity and inclusion make us One UND.