Posted March 21, 2012 by Katie Falbo 

The Union is a Bee Hive

Is it possible to have a small amount of knowledge around a big idea and to still be able to put that idea into motion?

According to Robert Egger, revolutionary change is possible when everyone is given their opportunity, and right, to reinterpret the American Dream. Every up and coming generation has dreams of how they would like to see their future; our future. It is whether these dreams are cultivated, supported, and allowed to take shape in whatever way they may that determines whether they have an impact. EggerKeynote

Egger experienced his own dream of providing a better and more comprehensive food service to the less fortunate by challenging societal norms and redefining the American Dream from his perspective—one in which everyone had a seat at the table, out of the cold, and in front of a hot meal. He pointed out that as educators and mentors, we have a responsibility to the new generation to anticipate and cater to their needs so that they can be the change agents that they too are destined to be. Only then can we revolutionize, redefine, and reinvigorate the American Dream for all of us. 

As higher education professionals, we have a responsibility to millenials to hear out their ideas and empower them to put these ideas into action that will ultimately revolutionize the way we do everything everyday. 

Metaphor to remember from Egger's keynote: We are the bee keepers in the beehive of student ideas, action, and service.

Katie Falbo

Katie Falbo is the Conference Services Manager at University of California–Santa Barbara.

Katie Falbo is the Conference Services Manager at the University Center at University of California–Santa Barbara, where she has worked for the past three years. In her free time, she enjoys going to her local farmers market and cooking up the delicious foods she finds there.

Comments

Love the bee hive analogy Robert used. He was such an engaging speaker and seemed like he'd done his homework on our association and work.
Comment posted 03/26/2012 2:59 PM
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