Hello, Michener alumni. It has been a challenging spring so far. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on all Michener activities, including many that involve our Board.
Most notably, the pandemic has resulted in changes to our calendar of events. One of the cancelled events was this year’s career fair. As the career fair is primarily attended by students in their final year (intended for those searching for their potential first entry-level position), this cancellation represents a loss of opportunity to prepare for employment. Additionally, the pandemic has resulted in much havoc for this group in other areas with classes being disrupted, certification exams being adjusted and the uncertain future of employment. This cohort may need alumni help more than ever. If you know some of these students or have come across them at your clinical site, I encourage you to reach out to them and offer any support or advice to help them through this time.
The pandemic has also changed the way the Alumni Board is conducting its work. Because events are being rescheduled (or formatted to adhere to distancing measures), and because timelines are constantly changing, the Board has also committed to hold timely meetings to accommodate decisions made at Michener. Our intent is to meet over the summer holidays to stay abreast of any changes in isolation guidelines so that we can be prepared when school functions return to normal.
In the meantime, as many alumni are relying more on electronic devices and social media to maintain contact with those that matter to us, I would like to remind you that the Michener Institute Alumni page on Facebook is available to you. Share a story with us or reconnect with an old friend. You can also use the page if you have comments or suggestions (or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Now more than ever, I feel Michener pride knowing that our alumni are contributing in their many ways to help bring the current crisis under control. Good health to you and your loved ones.
Take care and stay safe,
Radiation Therapy ‘02