In his annual address, Head of School Robert P. Henderson Jr. ’76 welcomed back the faculty and staff of Nobles in the Vinik Theatre for the start of the 2013-2014 academic year.
In his opening remarks, Henderson thanked all the faculty and staff members for their continued contributions to Nobles. He highlighted the achievements of the past year while examining the emerging role of technology in education. "The world of education is shifting at a rapid pace," he said.
Nobles will always focus on the mission to inspire leadership for the public good. Strong relationships between faculty members and students, he said, will remain the core of the Nobles experience as the school explores the blended use of technology and holds up the value of experiential education.
"Nobles has been successful," he said, "[but we must] improve every year. There is still more work to do. We must stay humble and hungry."
Henderson also announced Dianne Balfour, human resources manager, as the recipient of the 2013 Cora Hidalgo Holland Award. The Cora Hidalgo Holland Award is named in memory of Nobles parent, Cora Hidalgo Holland, a victim of the Sept. 11 attacks. This recognition is awarded annually to a Nobles staff member who embodies Hidalgo Holland's spirit by contributing to the Nobles community through excellent work, character and dedication.
Henderson said that Balfour was recognized "for making the work of human resources accessible and understandable. She puts the "human" in human resources."