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SHMS Rises to the Challenge  

A Message from Dean Shulman: School of Health and Medical Sciences exceeds “Rise to the Challenge” campaign goal, resulting in a $10,000 matching gift.


Dear SHMS Alumni, Faculty, Staff/Administration and Friends—


All I can say is — WOW!


It gives me great pleasure to share with you that, not only did we reach our participation goal, but also overwhelmingly exceeded our Rise to the Challenge campaign goal by 173%! By reaching our goal, the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) will also receive an additional $10,000 from an anonymous donor to the University!


Thank you and congratulations to each member of the SHMS community – alumni, faculty, staff/administration and friends – who participated. More than 50 people participated and helped us achieve the highest participation rate and be one of two schools that reached and exceeded their Rise goal!


Participation in a challenge like this speaks volumes to your belief in our mission and clearly demonstrates to the SHMS community, and the greater SHU community, that you want to see our programs continue to thrive and exceed all expectations. As we prepare for the move to the Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) Campus, let this serve as a springboard to even greater successes for SHMS.


I would also like take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our three SHMS Faculty Ambassadors – Glenn Beamer (Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration), Betty Sgouras (Department of Physician Assistant) and Ramona Guthrie (Department of Occupational Therapy) – who stepped up and offered to reach out to alumni, colleagues and friends in this effort. Their work truly exemplifies servant leadership.


In the coming weeks, I will let you know about our plans to celebrate this achievement and share with you some interesting facts about how we reached our goal.


On behalf of the Dean Team, thank you for your efforts. Please know that I am humbled by your generosity!


Enjoy the remainder of the summer…


Go Pirates!




Brian B. Shulman, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, BCS-CL, FASAHP
Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences

Categories: Alumni , Campus Life , Health and Medicine

For more information, please contact:

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  • 973-378-2648
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