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March 22 - To alumni: Message from Chairman, Cheryl Girr Mrozowski '70

Dear Salve Regina Alumni:

It is my hope that as our communities adapt to the new realities that come with the spread of the coronavirus, you and your family continue to be safe and well. I am especially grateful at a time like this for our shared mercy heritage and am confident that you and other Salve Regina alumni hold the mission in your hearts as you navigate these uncharted waters.

Usually a time of vibrant energy as students wrap up their semesters, it’s difficult to think of our beloved Salve Regina campus as being so very quiet over the coming weeks. This spring is one that will unfold in an ever-changing world that will severely impact our students.

While faculty and staff are working tirelessly to ensure that our students’ virtual experience through remote learning will be academically and socially engaging, alumni have extended themselves to collaboratively assist with these efforts. Recognizing that these unanticipated and unusual circumstances may leave students, their families and the University with unprecedented financial challenges, graduates have asked how they can best help. 

The Mercy Emergency Relief Fund was established several years ago as a way to support the Salve Regina community and the University in times of need due to extraordinary circumstances. The allocation of donations to this fund is designated by the president, as needed. At this time, President Kelli J. Armstrong will utilize the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund to support the many efforts under way on behalf of our students and the University that have arisen from the global pandemic. 

As a graduate of Salve Regina and advocate for mercy, I encourage you to join me and many of my classmates from the 50th Reunion Class of 1970 in donating to the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund should your personal circumstances allow. I can assure you that all gifts, no matter the amount, will help. 

Now, more than ever, I am reminded of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, who dedicated her life to reaching out to those in need. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful community, where compassion and concern for others are ever present. 

Please be safe, take care and know that Salve Regina is always here for you.

Cheryl Girr Mrozowski '70

Chairman, Board of Trustees