A Thanksgiving message from the president
The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us. I wanted to take a few moments to share a some thoughts in this video message, including how thankful I am for each and every one of you and a follow-up on my cancer treatments. In so many ways, this year has not been what any of us would have wished for and it has challenged us in ways we hadn’t imagined. And at the same time, we have worked through many of those challenges, and we’ve done it together, as a community.
And so, as we move into Thanksgiving break, I hope you will take some time to be kind to yourself, to engage in those things that make you happy and bring you peace. I also encourage you to be careful and to heed expert warnings – the virus infection rate is very high in most states and many people are dying every single day. We must take this virus seriously.
Experts are recommending that holiday plans be modified to reduce the spread of the virus. In fact, I have altered my own plans this year and will not be celebrating with my larger family. So, be with those you care about, but please consider doing so in small groups, while continuing to follow the guidance of health experts to wear a mask, social distance, and wash and sanitize hands. The Center for Disease Control provides some guidelines here for a safer holiday celebration.
Thank you, Albrightians – students, faculty, staff, trustees and alumni board colleagues – for continuing to stand together while prioritizing safety, self-care and care of others. I wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving! Best wishes for a successful end to the semester and good luck to all of our students on exams!
Happy Thanksgiving break! Go Lions!
Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D., ’82
President and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry