Dec. 13, 2018

Merrimack College has built a reputation for hard work and success. The “Most Transformative” designation we earned from Money earlier this year refers to our work in changing students’ lives, but it could just as well apply to the college itself. We have come a long way over these past several years. Our recognition by regional and national institutions, media and even peers and competitors has not been the reason for that success, but rather verification of it.

Most recently, we have been named an Apple Distinguished School – one of only 23 in global higher education — affirming the continuing cultural of innovation in teaching and learning at Merrimack College, and even more, holding our faculty and staff up to the world as exemplars of new ways of educating.

An internationally known video producer, Case Creative, chose to work with us on a truly inspiring film that expresses all the excitement and momentum that we here on campus see and feel every day. This video will share with the entire world the passion and glory of Merrimack College as we reach even broader constituencies in admission, in athletics, in education and in research.

I have been elected to represent Merrimack College and New England on the board of directors of the organization that works with the federal government on behalf of private higher education institutions — so Merrimack’s name and reputation will be front and center in the minds of legislators and government leaders.

Again, these are not trophies we sought — these are affirmations that we have chosen the right path to success, pursued it vigorously and are now being lauded at the highest levels for all we have accomplished together.

I am so proud of this institution, and of everyone who has helped propel it forward. Thank you for all you do, every day, for our students and for Merrimack College.

God bless.