Dear Alumni,
David FriessWriting this message during the COVID-19 crisis stay-at-home restrictions, I hope that this Salus communication finds you, your families, and your co-workers safe as you support them along with your communities.

Thank you to all of our alumni providing or assisting in direct patient care and the innumerable public health efforts throughout this pandemic. It is heartening to see many alumni and colleagues collaborate on best practices for their personal and professional lives as we all adapt to this period of public health and economic crisis. Wherever possible, we encourage you to utilize the great resource of Salus alumni and to support our students as they encounter modifications to their academic and clinical training.

While typically at this transitional springtime of year, we as an Alumni Association eagerly look forward to welcoming a new class of Salus graduates entering their respective clinical fields, as well as the Alumni Annual Meeting with leadership transition of our alumni board volunteers.

Today, we are actively working with school leadership to make adjustments to scheduling and virtual communications to continue support of graduating Salus students and our alumni.

It has certainly been a pleasure to serve on our board along with our current President Elect, Amanda Marchegiani, AuD ’10, who will officially take over in July this year and brings a continual sense of optimism and new ideas for how we can improve our work with the colleges at Salus in the future.

I have thoroughly enjoyed each year of my participation on the Salus alumni board, particularly during the recent Centennial celebration, and I look forward to the continued work with the alumni office as Dr. Marchegiani assumes the leadership role.
David W. Friess, OD ’02, FAAO