May 2009

Question:

Dear Abbot Pennings,

Now that you have relocated to your place of honor inside the new library, I’m worried I won’t be able to take a photo with you before I leave St. Norbert. It has been a tradition of so many graduates who have come before me – how can you keep it going?

Caitlin Zach ’09

Answer:

Dear Caitlin,

Construction is still going on all around me here, but plans have been made for you and your classmates to continue this wonderful tradition. It is something I look forward to every year. On Friday, May 8, between 3 and 4:30 p.m. the building will be open to seniors only. Access will still be limited because of the construction, but you will be escorted in for a sneak preview of my new home and a chance to pose with me for photos.

After the new library opens this summer, everyone will be able to find me as easily as they used to and I look forward down the years to appearing in many more commemorative photographs.

Congratulations on your graduation, and please stay in touch with us all here on campus by joining the St. Norbert College Alumni group on this new thing called Facebook I have been hearing so much about!

Responses to “Ask the Abbot” questions are penned by St. Norbert College staff in the name of Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who founded St. Norbert College in 1898.