Message from the Dean May 21, 2020

May 21, 2020

Dear Students, 

As we near the end of the academic year I want to congratulate you all on your accomplishments so far in your time at Stony Brook as well as recognize your resilience over the last few months. It has been a difficult time on many fronts, but you should be proud of overcoming the many obstacles that you were faced with.

For those of you who will be graduating, a hearty congratulations to you. Your Stony Brook education will open many doors. Whether you are heading into your chosen fields, continuing your education, or just taking some time to re-evaluate, you are entering a world with new opportunities. 

For those of you who are continuing with us either this Summer or Fall, feel confident that the faculty, staff, and administration is doing all it can to prepare for your safe return to campus when we are authorized to. We continue to receive guidance from the Governor and are following all guidelines provided to us by our local, state, and federal agencies.

For updates please refer to the following websites:

Stony Brook COVID – 19 Information:

Frequently Asked Questions:

I welcome you all to join us as we celebrate the graduates of 2020. Our virtual celebration will be available on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1 PM at the following link:

We remain available to you to assist in any way that we can and wish you and your family continued health and safety.


Stacy Jaffee Gropack, PT., Ph.D., FASAHP
Dean and Professor 
School of Health Technology and Management