Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,
The last year has been one of the most challenging that we’ve experienced. I hope that you are finding time to safely recharge and relax and perhaps enjoy life at a different pace during spring break.
Most of you know that I have been undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma for the past several months. I recently met with my doctor and his physician’s assistant to review the collective results of surgery, chemo and several tests. I’m happy to share that the lymphoma is now in remission and we will monitor quarterly for the next year. While I’m not completely out of the woods and have a long game in front of me, I’m in a better position than last fall, and for that I am grateful.
I’m very fortunate and pleased with this outcome, looking forward to great days (and more hair!) ahead. Throughout the last several months you have shared your support, care, and prayers, and I’m forever grateful. Our Guiding Values are truly embedded in the humanity and warmth you have expressed.
If I may, I ask you all to engage in annual cancer screenings and to encourage adult family members and loved ones to do the same. There is no question that if my cancer had been detected at a later stage, the outcome would have been worse.
Again, for all that you have expressed and done, thank you.
Mark A. Mone, PhD