As many know, our beloved faculty advisor, Fr. James Reites passed away last week in his sleep. Reites was a pivotal mentor in many of our student's lives, and it is surreal to think of him gone. But there is so much more to cherish than to dwell on. He taught us to go about the world as authentic human beings, with the wisdom of the aged, the vitality of the young, and the curiosity of a child. He left us with the deep sense of social responsibility with which he lived every day. I am grateful that we had the experience of working with him in the past year. Together, our teams laid the groundwork for great progress in Rwandan communities, and shared beautiful, lasting memories.
We are determined to continue pushing the shared PICO/EWB vision to improve Nyangean lives. Father Reites' legacy echoes on through this work, and it brings us deep joy to keep alive the projects we started.
Shine on, James. And we will too.
This is the Santa Clara Chapter of EWB's page for posting about upcoming meetings and events. Come here to see what we have been doing and what is to come!
Weekly Meetings: Even weeks, Wednesdays at 7:30pm in EC602