The Holiday Season is upon us and 2020 is drawing to a close. This year has been unlike any we could have imagined. It was a year of great challenges, but also one of remarkable perseverance. As I reflect on the past months, I couldn’t be prouder of our faculty and staff who have shown incredible tenacity in helping Roseman fulfill in its mission. I’m also inspired by our students who have demonstrated patience and determination as they continue to pursue their educational and professional goals during unprecedented times.
The fitting theme of last month’s Week of Thanks(Giving) – our annual week-long fundraiser to support student scholarships and our College of Dental Medicine Patient Assistance Fund – was Roseman Superheroes. All week long, we inspired donors to give in support of student scholarships by acknowledging the important role these future frontline healthcare professionals play now and upon graduation. We also used this time to recognize our pharmacy, nursing and dental medicine faculty who work tirelessly to teach and mentor our students during every step of their educational journeys, including offering thousands of hours of community service and providing high-quality patient care. While healthcare superheroes don’t wear capes, many of us donned colorful capes during the Week of Thanks(Giving) to pay tribute to these important members of the Roseman University family. I want to thank everyone who made a gift to support our students and our Patient Assistance Fund, raising more than $20,000. You too are superheroes! If you didn’t get a chance to make a gift during the Week of Thanks(Giving), it’s not too late. Give today!
While acknowledging our Roseman Superheroes, we’re also inspiring people in our Nevada and Utah communities and across the country to join the healthcare professions through our “Now is the Time” campaign, which encourages people to embrace a new calling in healthcare. Careers in the health professions offer stable employment, but also the opportunity to positively impact countless lives. We hope that people who are considering careers in nursing, dental medicine and pharmacy find your place at Roseman.
As 2021 approaches, I’m optimistic about the months ahead. While the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to public health, and continues to alter lives, I’m very confident that Roseman’s careful planning, agility and the enduring dedication of our faculty, staff and students will allow the University to remain as strong and vibrant as ever, especially as we welcome new students eager to pursue their dreams. Throughout the pandemic, our mantra has been “together, we are Roseman Strong!” My belief in and appreciation for this bold rallying call will never fade.
I’d like to close by wishing everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season.
Dr. Renee Coffman
President & Co-Founder
Roseman University of Health Sciences