Giving Thanks

It’s autumn. The trees were bright with color, and none more so than the Thankful Trees on the window across the hall from the Northwest bookstore.

“It started out as one tree,” said Vesta Martinez, director of student development services, “but now we have an orchard!”

The arboreal display came about when President Zarina Blankenbaker and her executive team were looking for a way for students to express their thankfulness. “She had the idea of a tree on which students could put leaves saying what they are thankful for,” said Joe Rode, vice president for student development

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