November 2017, West Hartford, CT
– American Institute’s West Hartford campus has found a creative way to share the spirit – and the flavors – of Thanksgiving
together. “Kim Colbert, former Campus President, came up with the idea,” said Tina Shaffer, Director of Admissions. “She wanted to celebrate thanksgiving with our AI Family, so she invented ‘Thanksgiving on a Bun’ – all the traditional turkey and fixings served on a roll with chips and a drink.”
(And yes, for those of you who remember, her inspiration may have come from a certain TV show named ‘Friends’ with a certain favorite post-holiday sandwich that gets eaten.) Thanksgiving on a Bun has become a popular campus tradition. West Hartford staff and faculty serve the meal as a way to express their gratitude to the students for choosing American Institute to further their career education. “It’s a way for everyone to have a Thanksgiving moment, and then return to their studies without having to take that traditional post-meal nap,” said Ms. Shaffer. Thanksgiving on a Bun actually happens three times over two days each year – at lunchtime for day students and again two times in the evening, so the entire campus community can participate.
“American Institute is committed to bringing education to our students in a caring and warm atmosphere,” said Ms. Shaffer. “Events like this, especially during the holiday season, help show our students that we truly care about them personally as well as professionally.”
“At Thanksgiving, our hearts turn to gratitude, and we are very grateful for the opportunity our students give us to be a part of their career and life journey.”