phi-lan-thro-py n. (fî-lãn'thrö-pê)
The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind.
Since 1862, dedicated members of the Lakeland community have given back to ensure the success of the college and its students. Year after year, alumni and friends from around the world express their passion and appreciation for Lakeland College by generously supporting the creation of opportunities for students, faculty and staff that benefit the main campus, the college's centers around the state of Wisconsin and reach into the homes of online students. This sense of philanthropy goes beyond the items that we can see and touch; it includes the time and effort spent by those who make Lakeland an extraordinary place.
This week, we invite you to pause to express your "Attitude of Gratitude" by recognizing the gifts around you, and letting someone know how much you appreciate their work as part of the Lakeland family. Visit the Gratitude Week 2014 Facebook page to see what the people who live, work, and study at Lakeland College are grateful for, and to post your own expression of gratitude! The best photo or short video will be recognized on the OFFICIAL Lakeland College social media pages and featured in the next Muskie Flash e-mail publication. Individual and group expressions are encouraged, although we ask that you please keep video lengths under one minute.
Students, staff and faculty on campus are also invited to visit Bossard Hall during lunch hours to create a personalized THANK YOU message to be sent to those who have made a difference in your Lakeland experience. Showcase your "Attitude of Gratitude" today!