The mission-driven roadmapPosted: September 22, 2021
As we celebrate commencement and white coat ceremonies of 2021, I have been reflecting on the unique, remarkable year it has been. When the pandemic began, we didn’t know what to expect or when our daily activities would look “normal” again. No one could have predicted the challenges and hardships we would face. Our leadership team didn’t have a roadmap to navigate every situation. But we did have our mission.
ATSU’s mission guides us through every obstacle and challenge we encounter. Whether it’s continuing our osteopathic heritage, ensuring innovative learning opportunities for students, serving the underserved, or embracing diversity and inclusion, the University community has pulled together to advance the mission and achieve goals, even in the most difficult circumstances.
This issue of Still Magazine is a celebration of the hard work and determination of our University community. With the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine working toward accreditation with the American Alliance of Museums, alumni serving on staff of national championship teams, and much more, this magazine captures examples of those who continue to work toward goals, regardless of the challenges, and help others along the way. We hope you enjoy reading their stories.
In this new academic year, ATSU will continue to follow its mission, keeping in mind lessons learned and preparing for new challenges that will inevitably come our way. This year has shown us the importance of remaining connected to one another and what we are able to accomplish when we work together. Thank you for your continued support of ATSU, its programs, and its students.
Yours in service,
Craig M. Phelps, DO, ’84, president