There was a big crowd there for the party. When Elise walked in, she burst into tears. And person after person came up to hug her, to talk about how she's made a difference. There are many more prestigious positions at the law school, but rarely have I heard the sort of adulation Elise got today. And she deserves every bit of it.
It just goes to show: It's not what you do, it's how you do it.