Office of the President

Tue, Nov 24, 5:07 PM

Dear F&M Community,

It has been an exceptional year, and although it is not over yet, I want to express my appreciation for the hard work and dedication each and every one of you poured into F&M this fall.

I am so proud of the F&M community!

With strength and resilience, we developed new ways of teaching, learning, living, and working that allowed us to contain the spread of COVID-19 and deliver a powerful residential and hybrid education this fall. In the process, we learned beneficial skills and demonstrated our deep care for our fellow Diplomats. Now, as we conclude the in-person portion of the term and draw near to the extended winter break, we can take a moment to reflect on what we accomplished, and take a deep breath before we start preparing for the spring.

Please enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday! I am thankful that we finished strong.

With deep appreciation,

Barbara K. Altmann

President and Professor of French