Over the course of my tenure here at Bryant I have experienced my share of wins and losses, ups and downs, and a host of experiences that have shaped the person that I am today. As I look back on these last four years and reminisce I realize now that I am going to miss innumerable amounts of things when I am gone, and perhaps what I am going to miss the most is writing and editing the Sports Section for the fair readers of The Archway week after week.
When I accepted this position back in April of 2010, I can quite honestly say that I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was a sophomore that liked to watch Boston Sports teams dominate the rest of the athletic world and the chance to gloat about it in print on a weekly basis sounded like an enjoyable thing to do. But as any student in any leadership role can tell you, my job was much more complicated than it initially seemed.
It was tedious, it was challenging, and at times it may have even driven me to the brink of insanity; but it didn’t. When I started hearing people talk about my stories (and of course the now infamous Bryant University Intramural Athlete of the Week), it brought about a gratitude in me that I have not felt before in my life. And I have you, the reader of this letter, to thank for that.
Of course no great journey is ever completed without some help along the way, and mine was no exception. I would like to thank my colleagues on the staff here at The Archway for their hard work and dedication to the team. The Sports Section would not be able to stand on its own (even as much as I like to think so sometimes) without phenomenal content around it with every issue, and you all have delivered time and time again.
I would like to thank our Editor-in-Chief Jackie Ammirato for her countless contributions to my section as well as every other in the newspaper. The ship could not run its course without its captain, and you have proved unequivocally that you could guide us from sea to shining sea.
Along with this, thanks should most definitely go out to our advisors Daphney Joseph, Larry Sasso Jr, and Rich Hurley. We have challenged all of you to be great (and most certainly paitent) in your work with us here, and you have answered the call with zeal.
Above all, thanks are owed to all who loyally read The Archway on a weekly basis. Your readership is the reason I put the time in to put this Sports Section together, and all the support that you have generated over these two years has motivated me to put a quality product out with every issue.
As I leave here to go on to my next endeavor I hope all of you continue to pick up The Archway and read it. The hard work that goes into this paper is nothing short of astounding, and the fruits of such should be appreciated. I thank you all for taking time to read this letter and all of the articles I have put together over the span of my tenure here, and Go Bulldogs.
P.S. Though I am gone, the BUIAOTW lives on, keep competing, keep fighting, and your glory will live forever.