Office of the President
Throughout its history, Tennessee Tech has been known for its basic sense of values, work ethic and culture of kindness. Now, it’s time to recognize those among us who demonstrate kindness to others in various ways through Wings of Kindness.
Tech First Lady Kari Oldham launched Wings of Kindness as a special initiative to recognize students, faculty, staff and others across campus for choosing kindness in today’s busy, often hectic world. Described in her own words, she said kindness is often displayed by “simple acts such as opening a door for someone, taking time to say please and thank you, making eye contact and smiling, paying an unsolicited compliment, helping campus visitors feel welcome, or cleaning up someone else’s mess.”
These are simple but selfless acts that powerfully demonstrate the importance of someone other than self. Maya Angelou put it this way, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people forget what you did, but people never forget how you made them feel.”
Please nominate someone you have seen go above and beyond to show an unusual act of kindness to others. Tech First Lady Kari Oldham and President Oldham will be recognizing these individuals with Wings of Kindness.