Sunday, March 11, 2007

Letter from the Editor

The Notable and Newsworthy: VIP Profiles, Issue 8, March 11, 2007

Greetings Readers,

First, a reminder that today we need to set our clocks forward an hour for daylight savings time. We hope all is well with you and yours and we hope you enjoy this week’s issue of the “Notable and Newsworthy: VIP Profiles.” Featured this week are two exciting gentlemen; one is a veteran banker with over thirty seven years experience in the field and the other is an equally interesting professor, scientist, and entrepreneur. 

As aforementioned, we had an invigorating week because of the success of our first Team VIP meeting. On my front, the rest of my week included a nice snow day (only the third in the last fourteen years at SUNY Geneseo), a Shakespeare test, and a variety of meetings. Spring break is indeed here and it brings new life to the student body. Also, it gives overactive people like me time to catch up on their work. I am looking forward to some time in my hometown of Kirkwood, NY, to relax, read, and conduct some more VIP interviews.

My recommended reading for the week is going to shamelessly be the two essays we are featuring in this newsletter. The two men both of motivating stories of success and some timeless insight on the world we live in. I hope you enjoy their stories as much as we enjoyed sitting down and getting to know them.

Now that the suspense has been built, this week we feature Klaas W. de Waard, Branch Manager of the Community Bank in Mount Morris. He is a compassionate man, Holland native and successful branch manager who immigrated to America in his early twenties. The next is Harold C. Smith, Chief Science Officer of OyaGen Inc. and Molecular Biology professor at the University of Rochester. His insight on the topic of discovery is useful for people of all disciplines. Enjoy!
Harold C. Smith:

We urge you to continue to share our newsletter with people whom you feel would benefit from our motivational stories. Have them contact us if they would like to receive our weekly stories. Also, remember that the people featured in our newsletter have opened themselves up to you, our readers. Feel free to contact them if you feel a relationship can be of mutual benefit or if you would just like to say you enjoyed reading about them in our newsletter. We are sure they would appreciate your response.

Enjoy your week and stay tuned!

Joseph Norman
Notable and Newsworthy