Hello Sharks. Welcome to our second week of remote learning. I truly hope that you and your loved ones are doing well. Like many of you here at my home, we’re doing our best to share spaces, while studying and working together. At some point, I may run out places to shoot videos and we’ll have to take out some paper and paint and create backgrounds with my kids. All kidding aside, I really appreciate your understanding, your determination, and your resilience in completing this spring term successfully. It says a lot about all of you and your tenacity to reach your educational goals. Be proud! I have found that the key to success is showing up, staying engaged, and focusing on where you want your life to go. Granted, things are difficult now for all of us. But after you receive your degrees or certificates and this situation is over, I sincerely hope that your education will create opportunities to shine and contribute positively to the world. Every single one of you has a changemaker inside that is just waiting for the opportunity to unleash your magic. Never forget that. I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for your candid feedback. I have seen some of your frustrations in emails and on social media. And truly, I share in those concerns. None of this has been easy for anyone and we are taking every opportunity to make things as supportive as we can for every one of you. I want you to know that every final decision we’ve made at the College has only been done after very careful consideration. As an institution of higher learning, we must balance so many things while we strive to give all of you the best educational experience. It’s our daily focus and we treasure the trust you have in us. Now for some housekeeping. Please make sure that you visit our main MDC COVID-19 page for the very latest information and our updated student FAQs. This section will address many of your concerns and we will be update it as we get new questions. I also want to reiterate that even though our commencement has been postponed until later in the year, all of you set to graduate this semester will receive your degrees and certificates. Please do not worry. This will not be delayed. We can then celebrate your graduation as an MDC family later in the year. It’s also important that I address the changes in our academic calendar. Some of you have expressed that you’re unhappy about the shift in the start of the summer term to June 1st. Please understand that this was another decision that we weighed heavily and implemented to preserve this semester and ensure our course designers have the time to move classes online if needed. We will still offer three summer term options. A twelve-week term beginning June 1st and ending August 21st. A six-week term beginning June 1st and ending July 10th. And a six-week term beginning July 13th and ending August 21st. Registration for this term continues. I’d like to finish off with an old saying that states “smooth seas don’t make skillful sailors.” I truly believe that. The adversity that we are facing today will make us much stronger as individuals and more resilient in the future. We will emerge from this situation better than ever as people even if we face some difficult days first. So Sharks, please stay engaged, determined, and most importantly, stay safe.