Dr. DiSalvo Picture on campusAfter a long and challenging year, it is time to look ahead at the bright horizon. Commencement gives us an opportunity to do just that. To the Class of 2021, the future awaits and you are well-equipped to launch, or move ahead, in your careers with the real-world experience and applicable skills you learned during your time at the Nest.

While students were working toward the realization of their undergraduate and graduate degrees, faculty, staff, and Endicott College leadership began our own journey—charting a course for growth and transformational change—through the recently published Sail Beyond the Shore Strategic Plan for Endicott College.

This ambitious undertaking is a campus-wide effort, inspired by four themes: Power of Place, Innovative Culture, Transformational Learning, and Strength of Story. This issue of digital Soundings touches on these very ideas, covering updates on diversity, equity, and inclusion; showcasing how the College pivoted to provide on-campus internships for the first time in its history; and highlighting student athletes who had the opportunity to join a new, vital team at the COVID-19 Testing Center as sports competitions were paused during the pandemic.

The stories of Endicott are ones of determination, optimism, and achievement. I hope you enjoy this Spring edition of digital Soundings and dive into our Strategic Plan. Join us as we embark on a new strategic journey and dream of a bold future for Endicott—together.

Steven R. DiSalvo, Ph.D.