A new video, You Have To Be Tough To Serve, premiered this weekend to kick off Orientation for the class of 2018. 

Inspired by the research that led to the idea for adding three simple words (tough enough to) before the standing Wheelock tagline (inspire a world of good), Wheelock graduate Lissa Piercy, BSW ’14, wrote and performed a poem framed by the results of that research and illustrated by stories she collected from her classmates. 

The poem springs from the gross generalizations about those who choose to serve others, the lack of understanding for the challenges they face and overcome daily, and the rewards of a life built around helping others – as servant, not savior. 

Lissa’s passion and poem would make Lucy Wheelock proud. We learn, then we serve, then we learn. 


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