Once again, I am truly heartened by the kindness and generosity of the PCOM community.
When disaster strikes, the PCOM community quickly comes together to help those in
need. Recently, the Student Government Association, led by President Salle Eckler,
conducted its second Sacrifice 2 Save campaign, this time in response to the devastation
caused in the gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina. By virtue of the collective generosity
of both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses and that of an anonymous donor, a check
of at least $18,500 will be transmitted to the Red Cross as part of the Hurricane
Katrina relief effort.
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is harrowing. Yet, in the midst
of this tragedy, I am encouraged by the determination of our College community to
bring appropriate relief and support to those victims who are displaced, injured and
economically disadvantaged. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the
suffering, lending hope and healing
In moments such as these we must do more than offer sympathy. We must act in the spirit
of our Mission to advance the well-being of the community through leadership and service.
I am proud and honored to be part of this caring community.
Matthew Schure, PhD
President and CEO