Message from the Dean April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

Dear Students,

I hope you’re doing well and have settled into your online courses.  If you have any concerns or issues, such as coursework or technology issues, I urge you to reach out to your instructors.  We are all here to support you with your studies so you continue to have a successful semester.

If you are seeking free Wi-Fi for your online studies, there are a few resources you can take advantage of. Optimum is offering 60 days of free internet for students who are in need (For expedited service, sign up online.  You can also call 866.200.9522.  To learn more visit,  Comcast is offering free internetto qualifying individuals for 60-days.  Spectrum, another internet provider, is also offering free internet access specifically for students for 60-days.  Sonic is also offering 3-months of free internet to qualifying persons.

As per the recent announcement from Interim President Bernstein, there will be a University-wide virtual commencement ceremony in May.  The School of Health Technology and Management will be designing a web page to acknowledge our 2020 degree candidates.  More information about this web page will be sent out in the coming weeks.

All summer 2020 courses will be online.  We have reached out to all of our School’s programs to ensure that we have all the resources in place to make this transition, and we are ready to do so. 

We would like to share any activities that you’re doing, such as volunteer or community work.  If you have any stories you’d like us to share on our LinkedIn page, please reply to this email.

When you’re in between classes, would you like to attend a free webinar?  If so, check out the following:  

Free Webinar Artificial Intelligence and Health Care
April 30th 2:00 – 4:00 ET
Sponsored by the National Academy of Medicine
Link to publication:

As always, I wish you and your family good health and safety.  


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