The Appleton Post Crescent ran a story in today’s paper featuring one of our new students who officially start classes today. Emmet Yepa, one of our 10 students from New Mexico, has, as the article says in its opening paragraph, “already accomplished something many students at Lawrence dream of — he’s been a member of a band nominated for Grammy awards.”
While we don’t usually reveal the identities of the students featured in our address at Welcome Week convocation, which I highlighted in last week’s post, it doesn’t take any serious sleuthing to connect the dots, so I’ll save you the trouble here. Emmet is the one featured in the following “One of you” references:
One of you, a composer and singer, has been nominated twice for a Grammy in the Best Native American Music Album category. Along the way, you have also received special recognition from President Obama for your work heading a first-of-its kind recycling program in your community.
Emmet is one of many great new students who have joined an already great community of current students to form the student population that we here in the admissions office love to talk about… to whomever is listening, or, in this case, reading.