Welcome Back CASE Scholars!

Happy New Year, CASE Scholars!

As I reflect on the frustration, anxiety and anger many of us experienced watching the events from last Wednesday; I wanted to focus myself on this day that we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and write this note.  Today, I am reminded of and comforted by Dr. King’s vision of a “beloved community”.  This community emphasizes a society based on justice, equal opportunity and love of one’s fellow human beings.  On this day, and throughout this year, it is my endeavor to create a spirit and environment of this beloved community within the hallowed halls of the university and with the people, programs and services within CASE.

Also, I wanted to acknowledge and share that Tuesday, January 19th is the National Day of Racial Healing in which people throughout the United States will strive to restore individuals, repair the damage caused by racism and transform societal structures to affirm the inherent value of all people.

As you return to campus, please do so with a renewed spirit of restoration, whether academically, socially or racially.  Please be safe.  There will be some new procedures and processes as you return to campus.  Please care for self, each other and remember to contact our team should you ever need any assistance.

E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D
Director, Center for Academic Success & Excellence (CASE)
“Serving students since 1995”
110 Student Success Center, 909 Lowry Mall
Columbia, MO. 65211
P: 573-882-9208
F: 573-884-4353