Dear Alumni and Friends:

This past year has continued to challenge us in many ways, but it comes as no surprise that our Salus community remained resilient, compassionate, and committed to our mission. While we begin to gather together this spring and summer, I want to recognize the virtual efforts we worked so hard to achieve together, even from a distance.

Merle SilverbrookOver the past year, board members, alumni, and Salus staff came together to strengthen the board’s core program initiatives that support our students and our broader community. Some highlights include:
  • In partnership with the Admissions office, newly accepted students were contacted by board members and welcomed into the Salus family.
  • Student grants continue to help offset registration costs and allow students to continue presenting at and attending conferences and workshops both virtually and in person. 
  • Alumni Association Awards recognized professional achievements and contributions of graduates and friends of the University. 
  • Salus Cares Raffle In Memory of Dr. Harry Kaplan continued to support the University’s educational and clinical programs. 
Thank you for your continued support of all initiatives and the Salus community. In July we welcome president-elect Robert Owens, OD ’80, FAAO into his new position as board president, along with seven new board members. 

Thank you to our outgoing directors for your dedication to our work. With your support we were able to continue advancing not only the Association’s mission of enhancing the involvement of our alumni and future alumni, but Salus’ vision to impact the future of healthcare, education and professional practice.

With gratitude, 
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Merle Silverbook
Blindness and Low Vision Studies ‘08