Welcome and Welcome Back....
First of all, I am thrilled to welcome 10 new faculty members who have joined us since last spring. In my next blog, I will focus on introducing them. Representing the Department of CSD, the School of Nursing, and the Department of Physical Therapy, these outstanding individuals come to us with fantastic clinical and academic experience, wonderful aspirations, and a commitment to working with our students and faculty members. Please join me in welcoming them, including them in every way that will help them get started, and pointing them toward resources and ideas that might be helpful in getting started!
Hearty welcome to 28 new students in our International PT program, and all 392 students who have joined the Institute community since last May. Each of you brings talent, intellect, and energy that we welcome and honor. One of you was THE student who helped us cross the threshold to 1000 students!
And for those returning faculty and staff member, I want to say "thanks." Thanks for returning, thanks for all that you have done and will do to focus on excellence, thank you for being open and inviting to healthy change, and thank you for all you to make our community thrive!
I hope that you will choose to stay tuned to my blog, and respond openly,and introduce issues or topics that might help the community.
I invite you to discover some improvements and expansions in our clinical and laboratory areas; talk with Denis Stratford about new teaching and learning technologies, participate in our orientation for new students on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Welcome and Welcome Back to the Institute!