I hope this message finds you and your loved ones rested and refreshed from the holidays and safe, healthy, and well. Let me wish you a happy and blessed 2021!
I am writing to you to extend a warm, Richmont welcome as our spring semester begins. Like many of you, I treasure the promise every new year brings. While the unexpected challenges of 2020 tested our mettle, I could not be prouder of our community for how we continued to thrive amidst these challenges. From that experience, I could not be more hopeful for what the Lord will do in the new year of 2021.
Though confident in God’s protection, let’s remain vigilant to ensure the well-being of our community. Given the ongoing realities of COVID, we renew our commitment to your health and safety as we begin a new semester. As an extra layer of precaution, I advised our faculty and staff to maintain online work this week so we can return to campus with all of you, fresh and ready next Monday. As you return to campus the week of January 11th, we will have the same health and safety procedures in place to ensure your health and well-being. As a quick reminder:
- Facemasks required while on campus
- Temperature checks upon entry
- Maintain social distance (at least 6ft) and proper hand hygiene
- Regular disinfectant cleanings
Please visit www.richmont.edu/covid for additional information on Richmont’s COVID safety procedures. Stay tuned for a message from Dr. Blackburn (the Dean of Students) about additional information you’ll need for a successful start to the spring semester.
As most of us reflect on the challenges and triumphs of 2020, I stand amazed at God’s providence towards our University.
Happy New Year and see you next week!
Best wishes and blessings,
Dr. Timothy Quinnan
President, Richmont Graduate University