Dear Faculty,

Thank you! On behalf of the entire leadership team we want to congratulate you on reaching the end of what has to be the most challenging semester ever. We sincerely thank you for all that you did to help with a very difficult transition. We heard from many students that your support was unwavering.

You demonstrated incredible care for and commitment to our students. You stepped up in an important moment when circumstances beyond our control dramatically changed your teaching plans. You worked rapidly and tirelessly to take all our educational efforts online, and you did it seamlessly. We know how meaningful your efforts were to our students, and we want you to know how much all of us appreciate your hard work. I hope you take great pride in recognizing how successful you have been in preparing our students to navigate these difficult conditions.

And, although life and work, as we knew them, have been radically rearranged by the global pandemic, please remember that we are a resilient, strong community, and I know that the ingenuity of mind, kindness of heart and generosity of spirit that makes D’Youville a great institution every day, will carry us through to better times.

Thank you for everything you have done and will continue to do to care for our students and help the D’Youville community. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in late summer where we will plan to safely and joyfully reconnect with our students and colleagues. In the meantime, I invite you to take a drive by the College to see our recognition of your commitment and the exciting development happening at the Health Professions Hub!

Best wishes for a restful summer, Lorrie