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His greatest accomplishment

March 23rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

In Tuesday’s Seattle Times, an article describing the new president of the University of Washington, Mark Emmert, has this quote:

Emmert grew up in Fife near Tacoma…The family attended Fife Presbyterian Church, where Mark Emmert married his high-school sweetheart, DeLaine Smith.

“My greatest accomplishment is staying married,” Emmert joked yesterday.

I don’t think it is a joke: staying married is a great accomplishment!

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  • 1 Katherine // Mar 24, 2004 at 2:01 pm

    I absolutely agree. He who is faithful in small things can be faithful in bigger ones. Maintaining a good marriage is a big show of faithfulness and courage and integrity and perseverance – all qualities we’d like to see in our leaders, whether of universities or the nation.