I hope everyone is surviving this heat wave! If you’re sitting poolside or on a sandy beach looking for something good to read, be sure to check out the newest issue of our Sacred Heart Magazine. There are many great stories highlighting the wonderful work of our students, athletes, alumni and faculty. Also be sure to watch the videos we have featured in this issue, including this glimpse into the Horizons at SHU program.
Congrats to Beth Boyd, director of our simulation center, who received the Jane E. Murdock Life-Long Learning Award from the Connecticut League for Nursing. Beth’s motivation in her career and commitment to education allowed her to win this award. Beth was also recognized as a statewide leader. She is currently the co-chair of the Healthcare Simulation Network of Connecticut.
This week our Muslim students celebrated Ramadan and broke their fast with a small iftar gathering on Tuesday. Students enjoyed Pakistani food in the Art & Design Gallery.
SHU’s assistant crew coach and SHU alum, Jaclyn Smith, earned a spot on Team USA for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this September. Jaclyn is one of the SHU program’s most decorated rowers. Congrats, Jaclyn, and good luck!
CT Challenge’s annual bike event is happening at the end of month. Team SHU, a group of riders and volunteers from our SHU community, has been busy raising money and gearing up for the event. The group has raised more than $12,000 to support the CT Challenge Christopher Cook Scholarship fund. The team has set an ambitious goal of $20,000. Please visit the Team SHU page to join the team or make a donation to the cause. The CT Challenge is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer survivors improve their lives through exercise and support programs.
I hope everyone stays cool this weekend. Enjoy!