Monday, November 5, 2007

A woman who changed the world

All of us at Xavier are mourning Dorothy Humdy - Ms. Dorothy - today.

For 46 years, she watched over our students, staff and faculty through her work in the cafeteria and in various dining spots on campus. She remembered every face and was known for asking students if they were eating enough or if they should have some vegetables on their plate.

Ms. Dorothy was a perfect example of someone who used her job to make the world better. She was not a CEO or a prominent politician, but she touched thousands of lives in those 46 years. Her words and welcoming smile made a number of students feel not so far from home.

I can't help but think the angels in heaven will be sure to have plenty of vegetables on their plates from now on.

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