Yesterday, I had the honor to have been sworn in by the Allegany County Clerk of the Court for my second 6-year term as a board member of Allegany College of Maryland. It is hard to imagine that it has been 6 years, but it has been truly a rewarding experience. Just being on the campus for meetings and activities that require a board presence is invigorating. Participating in graduation ceremonies and hearing the stories of those students who have overcome unbelievable obstacles to attend college and ultimately graduate is an honor and a pleasure. Working with dedicated faculty and administrators is always a benefit to me in that I always learn something during my interaction. I am so fortunate to be a part of this great organization. Thank you, Governor O'Malley, for my reappointment.