President Plumb is amongst us. All of us. And you may not even realize it.
C/O Kiera O'Hara-Heinz, Collegian Staff
By Lillian LaSalle, Especially Skeptical
This man can blend in anywhere on this relaxed college campus with his different shades of navy blue blazers and slacks. It is no surprise that he is commonly spotted by families on the admissions tours, and parents ask how the students can be so well dressed! President Plumb pops up everywhere, from the dining hall on a busy Thursday afternoon to a random spotting in the quad. The Collegian is here to share some of the most riveting Plumb sightings on campus, and they will leave you wondering where he will pop up next!
Random hallway encounters: Almost all of us have had a random Plumb sighting in the hallway. We see him approaching from one side of the hall and get ready to give him our best SMC smile out of intimidation and confusion that this man actually walks around where we do. Luckily though, as nervous as you are to smile at him, President Plumb is just as nervous as you. Although he may seem tough in his khaki pants and SMC polo, President Plumb is too busy worrying about whether the dining hall chicken will be dry or not to focus on anyone he passes in the hallway. So next time you panic about saying hello to Plumb, never fear as he’s probably thinking about if the dining hall has any more green boxes just like you.
Rec center: For the lucky few who have brushed elbows with President Plumb in the free weight section, we salute you. His presence pushes the students to bump up the weight and reps of their workouts –they gotta keep up with Plumb when he’s pumping iron. This man is an absolute menace in the gym, entering his very own Villain era, so he can intimidate the Brothers at the monthly luncheons. Catch him on the elliptical and you'll be surprised this man didn’t pursue a track star career in the big leagues instead of being a College president.
Dining Hall: After the rec center, President Plumb of course needs to get his daily protein to fuel his academic PowerPoint presentations. He’ll of course hit up the chicken station (fingers crossed it's not too dry) and he’ll head over to the salad bar right after. Talk about consistency. We may complain about dining hall food, but President Plumb is a real one. He’s lived over 40+ years and willingly came back to eat at a college dining hall. If that alone doesn't give you enough context as to why he is the way he is, I don't know what will.
All in all, these are just a few of the many places we have spotted President Plumb puttering around, and we look forward to seeing where he could possibly pop up next!
HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY FROM THE COLLEGIAN STAFF!
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