Message from Dr. Belinda S. Miles – March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019
March really did come in like a lion today with the early morning snowfall. Thanks to our Physical Plant team once again for the terrific work in clearing our campus roads and paths. As we moved about campus today, I’m sure we all appreciated this timely work.
The Strategic Planning Committee continues to gather information from our college community, and we all will have an opportunity to participate in the upcoming Strategic Planning Summit scheduled for April 12. Additional details will be shared with you soon. This planning process is a look ahead based upon the strengths and ideas that emerge from community participation. If you have not yet completed the survey, here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StratPlanEmplOutreach. Thanks to those who have already been a part of this process.
As you know, we anticipate several chances to remember Dr. Joseph N. Hankin later this spring, and this week a committee was formed to liaise between the college community and the family. Members of the committee are Clare Ahearn, John Ahearn, Iris Cook, Shelley Garnet, John Flynn, Ruth Levy, and Sherry Mayo. Pat Hennessey and Marilyn Thomas will assist the committee with communications and space reservations and preparations, respectively. The Hankin Memorial Committee, which held its first meeting this week, will work with Dr. Hankin’s family and further announcements will be sent campus-wide as planning continues. Thank you to our colleagues for volunteering to serve on this committee. We appreciate all of the interest in being part of the occasions being planned, including a tree planting by the Faculty Senate Environmental Committee.
Congratulations to Professor Donald Whitely (Admissions) and Delzora Mabra (School of Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning) on being awarded the Dr. Julius Ford Outstanding Service Award in recognition of their dedicated service to our students, faculty, and staff. This honor was bestowed upon our colleagues at yesterday’s Black History Month Closing Ceremony. Please join me in thanking 2019 Black History Month Co-chairs Professor Glenetta Phillips and Professor Jacob Wilson for creating a diverse and informative program meant to educate, enlighten, and entertain our students and college community. Learning does not occur solely in the classroom, so thanks to all of you who create co- and extracurricular opportunities to engage students in meaningful ways outside the classroom.
Dr. Belinda S. Miles