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President’s Desk: Dr. Mullin-Sawicki’s Top 7 from 2020

2020 Reflections

By Dr. Gretchen E. Mullin-Sawicki As we embark on 2021, which all of us are anticipating with a true sense of relief, it’s always those days between the holidays and the New Year that I reflect upon the past to consider what I have learned. Like most, it was a year like no other complete […]

President’s Desk: Why A College Education?

President's Desk: Why College blog post

By Gretchen E. Mullin Sawicki In recent times, more and more people have pondered whether it’s worth the time and money to go to college. The pandemic certainly accentuated feelings of uncertainty; however, even before our current tumultuous time, there was a decline in the public’s belief in the value of education. Soaring tuition costs […]

President’s Desk: The Unveiling of NHTI’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Apple tress on NHTI campus

By Gretchen E. Mullin Sawicki This past year has been full of COVID-19 fear, heart-wrenching social unrest, and hard-to-swallow budget decisions – but it has also been a year of profound self-reflection, large-scale planning, and the completion of NHTI’s 5-year strategic plan. The timing was perfect: The previous plan ended in 2019; I arrived at […]

President’s Desk: You Do Belong Here

By Gretchen E. Mullin Sawicki September signals the month of new beginnings for me much more so than January does. I am certain that I associate this with the beginning of a fresh new semester, the start of new classes and new professors, and the anticipation of all that the year will bring. I vividly […]