A Fond Farewell

On June 1, 2005 I officially became a part of Cyclone Nation. Today, June 1, 2006 I begin a new journey. I won't be far away from Cyclone Nation the website or the magazine but I am turning both properties over to very capable hands.

When my good friend Steve Deace approached me about helping him with Cyclone Nation I had no idea where it would lead.

 

On June 1, 2005 I officially became a part of Cyclone Nation. Today, June 1, 2006 I begin a new journey. I won't be far away from Cyclone Nation the website or the magazine but I am turning both properties over to very capable hands.

 

We have a great staff. Karen Jerome will assume the role of Publisher of Cyclone Nation the Magazine. Chris Williams will become our Publisher for Cyclone Nation the Website.

 

I believe the foundation that has been laid over the past year will result in a great product for years to come.

 

Over the past year I've met some really cool people. There have been moments when Steve has said I tried to warn you. More often than not, however, this has been a very rewarding experience.

 

I remain very excited about the future of the Clones. Coach Mac is a quality guy and has coached the football team the right way. Jamie and Steve are very accessible and they get it. They will demand no less than excellence and that's been an attitude long overdue in Ames.

 

I'd also like to thank Tom for re-introducing me to Hickory Park.

 

I could spend this time listing what I believe have been our accomplishments over the past year but I won't. Instead I have a story I'd like to share.

 

The first game I attended at ISU as owner of Cyclone Nation I was lost. I didn't even know where the press entrance was. As I searched I was handed a brat by a tailgater. I wasn't a stranger that day. I was a clone. ISU lost a very disappointing game but that experience left a lasting impression with me.

 

When I became a Clone I became part of a community and a citizen of Cyclone Nation.

 

Thank you.

 

Jonathan R. Narcisse, Publisher

Cyclone Nation


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