Communication from the Dean/Executive Director

June 1, 2020

Dear REOC Community:

I hope all is well.

As we all are aware of the current unrest both locally and nationally, I wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you, and our counselors are available.

Based on what transpired across our community this weekend, it is clear that our community is in so much pain. Yesterday, as I joined many others to assist with the healing process, it was evident that we had more in common than we had differences.

Please be encouraged and know that the only way we can overcome the pain is by staying connected and talking to each other.

Please let me know how I can assist.

Best,

Roosevelt


April 13, 2020

Dear REOC Students:

I hope all is well.

This letter is to encourage you to hang in there and let you know that I am thinking about you.

Before we made the transition from face-to-face lessons to alternative delivery instruction, I met with most of you and shared that we would get through this time together.

I remember that a few years ago, when I was in my PhD program, I encountered some unexpected obstacles. In order to overcome those obstacles I had two options: either give up or press on. I chose the latter. I pressed on and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

With the end of the academic year around the corner, the pressure continues to increase. Please continue to do your best and contact us immediately if you need assistance. I know this transition has not been an easy one. Yet you have continued to press on with your education and I am proud of you.

Please remain safe and continue to practice social distancing. Remember, we are all in this together.

Be encouraged! The best is yet to come!

Dr. Roosevelt Mareus

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