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Arts, Humanities, and Communication


3.30.2020

Dear FAC Students, 

Welcome Back Falcons! 

I appreciate the difficulty pursuing your dreams in such uncertain times and want you to know that we are here for you.

Last week, your FAC Professors worked diligently to reimagine the traditional delivery modes of coursework that prepares young artists and journalists for successful transfer and careers. 

In difficult times, people seek answers. Creative people have always found special ways to draw us all closer to see and hear differently. Two hundred years ago, the great 19thCentury English poet, John Keats wrote his now famous conclusion to his Ode on A Grecian Urn, “Beauty is truth, truth beauty—that is all/Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” Keats reminds us of the promise that great works will always transcend their own time. 

Your studies are an important part of our rich and storied traditions and perhaps one day it will be you who leaves humanity something timeless. As your Dean, it is my hope that you reengage with your professors to once again produce exceptional work that fulfills the poet’s promise of our collective destiny. 

Sincerely, 

Gary Pritchard
Dean, FAC Cerritos College

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