Many Thanks to Dr. Anthony Beebe
By Lauren R.
It's difficult to imagine any previous president of SBCC caring as much for employees of the college as the current president, Dr. Anthony Beebe. Truthfully, he astounded me when he sent employees home on a Tuesday two weeks ago, then again on Thursday and Friday, all last week, and today, Monday, December 18. He did this because he wanted us to care for our lives, our families, our friends, and ourselves when the Thomas fire reached Santa Barbara county.
I honestly cannot express the depth of my gratitude for his concern. It has been a terrible time (and I hope it will not re-start with Wednesday's predicted winds), and I am so glad that I was given this paid time to focus on protecting my loved ones and my home. I was evacuated and it was truly frightening to be faced with those choices one has to make. But I was able to come back to an intact home where even hauling everything up stairs and inside again didn't even ring a bell on the annoyance meter. Last night I slept a solid twelve hours, also grateful to be able to do so today.
Thank you, Dr. Beebe. I will remember your kindness the rest of my life!