The Women’s Center participates in this emotional situation. In particular, our staffing arrangements change annually, as our Student Coordinator always moves on, whether to graduation or to another Field Education position, or even to devote more time to coursework. The Student Coordinator position is temporary, by design.
This week will officially be Debra Trevino’s last as Women’s Center Student Coordinator for 2008-2009. This does not mean, we think and hope, that we need to say a permanent “goodbye”. As Deb has repeatedly affirmed, “You’re not getting rid of me that easily!” — not as if we had been trying. She has expressed her intentions of remaining involved with the work of the Women’s Center as a friend, supporter, and possibly even (we’re working on it) participant in the dramatic activities now being planned for 2010. [Reminder: meeting about VagMons this Friday, 12:30, in the Women’s Center.]
This seems an opportune moment to voice a public thanks to Debra for her contributions over the past year, as worship liaison and planner, as secretary at committee meetings, as faithful staffer of space, taker of messages, schlepper of equipment, salesperson of raffle tickets, stuffer of envelopes, knitter of prayer shawls, articulator of positions, and as teacher and colleague, all under the rubric of Student Coordinator. Thank you for your work this year, best wishes for your work to come, godspeed, welcome to the new rubric of friend and supporter of the Women’s Center . . . and to that meeting on Friday!