Message from the Alumni Society President

Marvin Banks, CEHD Alumni Society President


2020 has been a year for the ages. No one could have predicted that there would be a global pandemic that would change our lives forever. Within the pandemic, however, a few bright spots have appeared. Our technology has allowed us to become more efficient within our workspace and in our working environment. Families have been given the opportunity to have more conversations around the dinner table, more game nights, and generally more time with each other.

As the holidays approach, I am always thankful for my family, friends, faith, and CEHD community. I remember being in the kitchen and helping my granny get Thanksgiving food ready for the family the next day. I can still smell the aroma from roasted turkey, mac and cheese, and the assortment of desserts that we would make with one another. Even though winter is not my favorite season, I still have fond memories of snowball fights, warm hot chocolate, and enjoying people that mean the most to me.

I know 2020 has not been the most ideal year but take time to think about something that you are grateful or thankful for. Make sure you stay safe and enjoy the holidays.


Marvin Banks, MEd 2012
CEHD Alumni Society President