Dear Alvernia University Community,
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy Thanksgiving! To our dedicated students, faculty, and staff, have a well-deserved break. I look forward to seeing you when classes resume on Monday. To our alumni in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving! To our alumni worldwide, we hope that you consider your time at Alvernia as one of the experiences for which you are most thankful. To our many partners and friends reading this message, best wishes for a happy, safe and relaxing Thanksgiving!
The pause of Thanksgiving break gives us all the time to focus on things we are grateful for, on those we are thankful to as colleagues, family members, and friends, and the opportunity to appreciate the contributions of each member of the Alvernia community. I am thankful for our students, faculty, staff and trustees, who bring their talents, skills, and incredible spirit to advance our mission. And give thanks for the strength we gain from our diversity and the wisdom that we gain from our differences.
This year, my first fall semester as President of Alvernia, I am filled with gratitude to be part of this extraordinary community. The opportunity to serve our students, faculty, staff, and greater community is the highlight of my professional career, and your warm reception has filled my heart and soul.
With wishes for peace, joy, and warmth as you finalize preparations to celebrate this season of Thanksgiving.
Glynis A. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.