A Thoughtless Way To Fix the
Problem of SJ
By Nicole Paggett
July 26, 2007
As many now know, SJ has decided to "suspend" operations
for an untold amount of time. As a former student, I have a unique
perspective on this matter.
You see, I am one of the many who was devastated to see this
institution go. And it is not only students who have been hurt
by this action. It is faculty, staff, administrators, everyone.
Now, I am not saying the college should have stayed open. But
was a little notice too much to ask? Was it imperative that they
cancel insurance benefits on that day at that moment? Could they
not have sent letters to students that week, instead of waiting
nearly three weeks, and wasting precious time for continuing
What SJ did may have been right, but the way they did it speaks
volumes of their ethics. I can only hope the best for my fellow-former
students. And to those who worked tirelessly, and often thanklessly,
for all of us, I thank you and hope you can move forward without
too much hassle.
May God bless you all. And I hope the "Trustees" are
sleeping well tonight while their former students stay up stressed
about their education.
Pat Sheahan, if you read this, you embodied everything good that
was SJ. I will miss you.
Received July 26, 2007 - Published July 26, 2007
About: "I am a former
student of SJC. I attended for two and a half years. I now reside
in my home state of Washington, and have begun the fight to continue
my education. Wish me luck!"
Sheldon Jackson College's authorization
to operate in Alaska cancelled
- The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education announced
Tuesday that it is cancelling authorization of Sheldon Jackson
College located in Sitka to operate a postsecondary education
institution in Alaska.
The commission is the state's
higher education consumer protection agency charged with authorizing
the operation of postsecondary institutions in Alaska. - More...
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