Allison Jerome, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Students were able to return to the Chaminade University campus for a final caring farewell as faculty, staff and administration volunteers distributed care packages at a drive-through event at the end of the spring semester. Allison Jerome (MEA), Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, remarked that a lot of the students lived on Oahu so the care packages were a creative way to show the students that they were cared for and would be missed. For some students, it would be the last time they would see the Chaminade faculty and staff before graduating.
Several hundred care packages were put together, with hot meals, breakfast foods, fresh fruit, baked goods, snacks and more. Volunteers met each car and students were greeted with words of encouragement as they were handed a large care package and cheered as they drove off. The recipients included all Chaminade students, day undergraduates, graduate students, online undergraduates and the new Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology. Shea Smith, graduate student in the Masters of Pastoral Theology Program, carried her heavy care package away and reflected that it was a nice opportunity for a fond farewell to students who were unable to be on campus for the end of the semester. [Read More]