Hello friends and fellow leaders. I hope that you are excited about the coming year, which will be filled with opportunities to engage (or re-engage) with your former LR classmates, as well as the graduates from the other 32 classes that were pretty good, but not THE BEST class! It has been a great pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association for the past few years, and now it is an honor to serve as your President.
Several years ago, Catherine and I were asked to define a family motto or mission statement. After contemplating our lives, our values, our motivations and our priorities, we landed on a simple, three-pronged mission: “Work Hard. Play Hard. Give Back.” I see reflections of each of these values among the men and women of our great Alumni Association, which is why I’ve always enjoyed participating in the group. I am regularly inspired by so many of you who are not averse to hard work, who really enjoy having fun together, and who genuinely care about giving back to the community that has been so good to us. I look forward to the coming year of working with you, playing with you, and giving back to our community!
Darning Daniel Burdette
LR Class 28
LR Class 28