This has been a challenging year for our nation and for the world. As the pandemic rages on across the globe, it is easy to rush past the moments that are so important in the rhythm of our communal life — those moments when we should all stop and focus on something meaningful to our community as a whole. We have an important opportunity to do so this week on Wednesday, November 11: Veterans Day.

Suffolk University has a long and proud history of supporting veterans and active-duty military service members, including through our Veterans Upward Bound program, which is the only one in our region. Veterans contribute so much to our community, broadly speaking and specifically at Suffolk. We are grateful for their service and leadership, and we are proud of their many contributions. During what has been a very challenging time for this nation, let us be sure we consider what our veterans have sacrificed. And if you have the opportunity to reach out to a veteran or active-duty member of the service, please do so. Express your appreciation.

On behalf of the entire Suffolk University community, I say to all veterans and active-duty service members, thank you.


Marisa J. Kelly