Fellow 49ers, It is that time of the year again, and school is back in session! Classrooms that were empty and dark a few weeks ago are now filled with bright, shining individuals illuminating their classes with knowledge. Halls that were empty and lonely are now jam-packed with waves of unstoppable, determined students. New student organizations that may have only been seeds at the end of the spring semester are now starting to sprout with the beauty of student leadership by recruiting members and commencing meetings. Friends are reuniting after a long summer of missed company, and university student services are reaching out their warm arms of helpfulness to students in need of assistance. To all new and returning students, welcome! As you know, last year I was elected by the student body to serve as President and CEO of your Associated Students, Inc. for the 2015-16 school year. Thank you! Our university is among the best in the nation, and we should all be proud to be a part of this family.