“One of my earliest memories of my dad was him actually being arrested on our front lawn. My two sisters and I were crying to the cops, ‘Please don’t hurt our dad!’
One thing I learned from my dad is that people really can change. I watched him change first-hand, not by changing his personality, but how he directed his energy.
When I was young, my mom moved around quite a bit and my dad had another family, so SAIT was kind of my go-to place. If my dad didn’t have anyone to watch me, I would hang out at the back of his accounting class and pretend I was a student. The first time I remember meeting my brothers, who were adopted, was at the swimming pool, and we went every year to SAIT Christmas parties. So all of the memories I had on campus with my dad were positive, whereas some of my other memories of him weren’t.
SAIT became a place that I knew, I was familiar with it, and I was comfortable here. It was always in the same location, it was always where I felt comfortable and it was always a positive place. I didn’t have any negative experiences here ― I knew it was here yesterday and it was going to be here tomorrow. I’ve watched the campus evolve, but it still had that same feeling about it. It’s always felt like home to me.”
Krista Craig, JA ’00 | SAIT employee, 15 years | Communications Specialist
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