Letter from the 2013-2014 Carleton Quest Liaison
Hey there! This is Gaston Lopez, your Carleton Quest Liaison. Welcome to the beginning of what we hope to be a great network of all kinds of support and camaraderie as Quest Scholars. Since we at Carleton are new to the Quest Scholars Network, our fellow Quest peers would probably say, "Tell us about Carleton!" Well, for starters, it defines (and is defined) by its hometown of Northfield in the heart of Minnesota.
Northfield... Where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average. Wait a minute... that's Lake Wobegon. Nope, this is Northfield: "Colleges, Cows, and Contentment.” At Carleton, we are the "Colleges" part, and we are definitely above average! I'm beyond excited to walk with you on our untrodden path of organizing Quest Scholars that have the great opportunity to study here! As we look forward to the coming year, we hope we'll be able to, in the words of the great Ms. Frizzle, "Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy," and we don't need any magic to do it at all! It is our hope as a new organization to celebrate and increase our diverse community as Scholars and build the foundation for a chapter of, by, and for Scholars in any way we need it to be. We will make Carleton our home together.
Carleton has the great strength of being a diverse school in every sense of the word. The atmosphere here is just perfectly conducive to it. What helps it? Could it be the snow? Our fine campus and grounds? The smell of cookies? They’re all great things really, but in the end, we help make it diverse: people of all walks of life spending what will be a great four years growing and learning together. In fact, I know that with the great diversity we Carls have among our members of the Class of 2017 (from our hometowns, music choice, and creativity), we'll be sure to be daring as we begin our first year here. Now that's magic!
Be sure to keep in touch with this site and any other future means of communication - it’s all a work in progress but you bet we’ll be busy!
Oh, and go Knights!
A. Gaston Lopez, Carleton '17