An office once full of vibrant colors, stuffed with Hello Kitty, and adorned with proud Purdue flags is now filled with boxes ready to be sent to Texas. Amy Loyd, the former director of the Office of Student Activities and Leadership is bidding Chaminade adieu. Loyd strolled down memory lane with great enthusiasm about Chaminade activities, the students and her life’s next adventure.
Loyd is very animate when it comes to her clubs and student activities.
"I feel the hardest part of my job is just trying to juggle everything, from clubs and intramural sports to student government all at the same time; making sure it’s fair all around", Loyd said.
With everything happening at once it seems like there’d be quite a bit of obstacles from moving to adapting to a new environment. " There’s always going to be obstacles, but the end results will always be good. You just have to go through the processes and manage the conflicts because they will always work out in the end," Loyd said.
Loyd, who was always smiling, spent time talking to students who wanted to start new clubs.
"Loyd was very kind and attentive to the students," said senior Chelsi Walls.
Loyd loved her activities, but she loved her students more. She loved how her students participated in everything from karaoke night during Welcome Week, from orientation to Maui Monday, from Pacific Islands Review to Extravaganza.
"I’m not happy to be leaving Chaminade, but it was the right place and time for me to be here, but it is now time for another adventure," Loyd expressed.
Over the past four years, Loyd has accomplished a lot for Chaminade, but feels at the same time, she could have done more.
"If it’s one thing I regret it was not trying as many new things; whether it was because I wasn’t sure about the budget or if there was time. "
Loyd wants her students to know that, she’s going to miss them.
"I just hope they stay in contact."
What does she hope her lasting impression would be? With Loyd’s eyes slowly watering, "I hope people will remember me by my fun and helpfulness and kindness. Oh, and my love for Hello Kitty and Purdue."