Farewell part I

Martha Hoffman, Editor-in-Chief

Well, the time has finally come. This is the final issue for the 2017–2018 school year.

Our staff has strived to serve you to the best of our abilities, giving you the news, sharing ideas, and engaging the community.

Thank you for this year, dear readers. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as your campus newspaper.

I need to start off extending heartfelt thanks to the best advisor and mentor that anyone could ask for, Lori Cinotte.

You made this year a year of growth and learning for me, and I cannot thank you enough for everything: from the quick AP style question to the long career talks and everything in between. You are one in a million, and I am ever so grateful to have been your student.

I also have had the honor of working with a staff to be proud of. You are the strength, the energy, and the passion of this newspaper, and I am glad to have worked with each one of you.

My fellow sophomores are all heading in different directions as they pursue the degrees and careers with the determination and dedication they showed here. Join me in wishing them all the best!

There is strong leadership ready to take this newspaper forward into the future, and I look forward to seeing what they accomplish next year and in the years to come. I know you will support and encourage them as you have us.

This year has been such a blessing. I have been challenged, grown both my technical and interpersonal skills, and learned how to lead with humility and courage.

I walk out of the IV Leader office so much the richer for my experience, and I am so incredibly grateful for what I take with me as I leave.

My two years at this college have been rich ones, and I want to thank each faculty, administrative and support staff member for the part they play in each student’s life.

I am transferring to Northern Illinois University in the fall pursuing a journalism major and marketing minor.

In my career, I hope to combine my love of writing with my passion for agriculture.

As the curtain falls on this chapter of my life, I look ahead with confidence, knowing that my years as an IVCC Eagle have prepared me for what lies ahead.

And now, for the final time as your 2017-2018 editor-in-chief, I bid you all a fond farewell.