St. Joseph’s College President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., took to video to share an uplifting holiday message with the SJC community after this rather difficult year.
“Even though this holiday season is definitely a different one, I believe it can be and will be a joyous one,” Dr. Boomgaarden said in the video.
“Getting into the depth of the holidays means understanding that the holidays are really more than receiving presents, the holidays are really about giving,” Dr. Boomgaarden added, while including some of the many examples of ways that members of the College community gave to others this year.
From working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic to donating food, filled stockings, toys and gift cards to local communities in need, members of the St. Joseph’s College community went above and beyond to make sure that others can have a healthy, happy year and holiday season.
“I’m so proud and so grateful to the hard work of the faculty, the staff, our students and alumni to help keep this College moving forward at such a difficult time, and to find the joy at a time of adversity,” Dr. Boomgaarden said.