Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Meeting the President

I met the founder and president of FIDM, Tonian Hohberg and I almost fainted! Why? Because she's like a major celebrity on campus! We all know of her... but we hardly ever see her around.

Well, one day I was doing my usual errand run and while passing through the busy 2nd floor, I turned the corner and there she was! Right then, I stopped and while looking around for an easy escape, I thought, "Crap! What do I do? What do I say? Where's the exit?!" Too late. She walked towards me, took my hands, and in the sweetest voice, "Hello there, how are you, darling?"

Up close, President Hohberg is so elegant and posh. I gave her my biggest smile this year. (Even bigger than the one I gave to the lady that interviewed me at admissions.) She was so sweet - but I was too nervous to stay. I answered, "Good," then ran off.

One day I'll work up the guts to talk with her and ask her about FIDM... how she built a school from the ground up. It will be 40 years in 2009! If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what it.



Blogger Your FIDM Friend said...

make the appointment

January 3, 2009 at 2:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


January 3, 2009 at 2:09 AM  
Blogger Tharry said...

It's done!

January 5, 2009 at 10:35 PM  
Anonymous Sarai said...


February 16, 2009 at 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is she hiding under that cape?

August 19, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

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