Dear Ms. Mischissin:
Thank you so much for your kind words and especially for understanding. From your perspective, you truly do understand, and your support is deeply appreciated. Thank you.
Chief of Staff Office of the PresidentVirginia Tech
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Ann Mischissin [mailto:email@example.com]
Monday, April 16, 2007 10:51 PM
Sincere sympathy and support
Dear Ms. O’Rourke,
I wanted to express to you, your Office of the President, and your University my sincere sympathy and support to youfor the events that transpired today. Having worked in academia for many years I wanted to express my outrage atwhat happened, and also my outrage at how some in the media are attacking your administration. I have no doubt thatthose making decisions did their best. Many I am sure, would reiterate to you what I am saying, that knowing so wellthe workings of a college campus, the decisions made were made in the best interests of the school, its students andits staff. I’m telling you this as I think it is important for you all to hear words of support and not of second guessing. Ihave lost students in the past to violence and I understand the indescribable pain. However, I can recognize myinability to truly grasp what you are going through given the numbers, and the horrific experience that your campus hashad to go through.
I also want to add that I have had the pleasure of knowing some Hokies over the years. They are truly amongst theproudest alums I’ve ever come across. I know that in spite of the history that now has been forced upon you, the prideand wonderful legacy of Virginia Tech grads that is carried with them, will prevail as what Virginia Tech is known for.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Monday, April 16,2007 10:55 PM
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