Now more than ever – We are Lasallian strong
It seems like just a few days ago I was writing about our leap year February 29th “bonus” day and all of the great things that our La Salle community had done to make the most of their gift.
What a difference a few weeks make. Fast forward to today and our nation (and our world) are in the middle of battling the COVID-19 virus. This is a challenging time for all, as our understanding of “normal” changes on a daily basis. At our beloved La Salle, a leadership task force is working 24×7 following guidance from local and federal authorities and in conjunction with many higher-learning peers across the nation to make the most informed decisions to keep our students, faculty, staff and Christian Brothers safe while remaining committed to their ideals of continuing education through this event. I’m sure many of you have questions regarding the status of upcoming events, graduation, admitted student gatherings and alumni events. To help, the University has created a website dedicated to COVID-19 updates and announcements.
Nothing stops our mission. In a global show of our community strength, the Brothers of the Christian Schools will hold another virtual community prayer on April 7 to share our faith and prayers for those afflicted and those who risk their own safety for the well-being of others. All Lasallians are invited to join this virtual prayer opportunity to support our brothers and sisters affected by COVID-19.
Amid the pandemic, alumnus Trans “R.J.” Lualhati, ’16, has borrowed 3D printers from La Salle to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare providers in the Philadelphia region. His story has been featured by Philly Voice, KYW Newsradio, and NBC10, among others.
Feeling inspired, but can’t quite figure out what to do next? Listed below are a few ways to make the most of your today, your tomorrow, and each upcoming gift day.
Until next time. Loving life when I’m making the most of every day by helping build Bigger Circles, Tighter Connections and Great Engagement.
Mike Hallowell, ’86
La Salle Alumni Association President