Wednesday, July 20, 2016
My Speech; It's all Original!!
Along with our Executive Director, and the rest of Quest College, I’d like to welcome you to our school. Our new name stems from an ancient word that also reflects our mission in Education.
The word quest was first used in 1303, and over the years has been associated with seekers and explorers who had the courage to set goals to follow dreams, even in the face of great obstacles. For most of us, perhaps, the word is most associated with the knights errant of old, who set out on expeditions to accomplish what was most dear to them. In an educational setting, we at Quest like to think we prepare our students to be inquiring professional and intellectual knights and dames, Renaissance people capable of excelling in their chosen careers, and able to thrive in the professional world.
Among other duties, the Academic Dean oversees Academics and serves as am ambassador between the students and faculty of our institution. Therefore, our curriculum is important to me, and I am very proud of our classes, our students, and our faculty. An integral part of the team that makes up academics at quest is the Distance Learning School. Our online school adds strength to our residential program, and removes time and place barriers that many students may otherwise encounter. We at Quest believe in learning across the curriculum, and our colleagues in distance are part of a team that makes that possible.
Our academic team is also part of an academic program that rivals that of our sister two and four year institutions through the bistate area. We are an old and respected member of the Quad Cities community, and we are proud to serve the members of that community, and even more proud that many of them return that debt by staying in their community to further their careers. We look forward to our new Bachelors programs in Applied Management and Information Technology Applied Management this fall, and to continue serving city, state, and country.