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Anne Dobies

Anne Dobies

Anne Marie Dobies
Associate Dean of Students
Disability Support Services

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. — Johnny Nash

As a small child I can remember my father singing the song I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash to me. My father would say that each day holds new hopes.  Each day  allows us to seek more in our lives.  Each day gives us the opportunity to build from yesterday to see more clearly what life has to offer.

I have had the privilege of working at Canisius for over 20 years. Each day I have seen more clearly how the Jesuit mission of men and women working for and with others impacts our community, both locally and globally. The idea of seeking the magis, the more, within our daily life is something I strive to achieve each day.

Whether I am walking in the tunnels and taking the time to ask how a person’s day is going, or when I am in a one-on-one meeting helping a student address an issue of concern, it is vital for me to be actively present in the moment. I strive to see more clearly and take individuals where they are. It is easy to speak of the act of being in the presence of the Glory of God. It is a struggle each day to live these words. Yet each day I wake seeking to see more clearly the Glory of God. For this I am thankful and blessed.