In 1865 on the campus of the Virginia Military Institute a young man named Otis Allan Glazebrook started an organization to help our country heal and come together after years of brutal conflict and division.
His plan was to use Christian brotherly love to bring people together in a social setting. His creation was called Alpha Tau Omega. A fraternity which my stepson just pledged to on the campus of Florida State University, one which I also joined on the campus of the University of Florida back in the fall of 1992. Obviously, fraternities and sororities changed over the years into more of a party atmosphere but that noble foundation is there.
Speaking of noble, I watched last week as FSU College of Business Professor, JR Harding accepted a Servant Leadership award from Leadership Tallahassee (a program of the Chamber of Commerce). This award is all about giving back, and the evening as a whole was all about giving back, as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Steve Evans said during his acceptance speech, that life is really just about what you do for others.
Between the two of these recipients, the message was inclusion and giving.
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