Happy New Year from the Dean

Boulton_Dean4To all of our new and returning graduate students, happy 2019 and welcome to spring semester!  I hope you enjoy the spring issue of the Graduate School Newsletter.  In this issue, you will find stories about accomplished alums, our spring Career Series, support services and other opportunities geared toward our graduate students.

There are two important policy reminders I want to share with you before we launch into the fun updates.  If you are ever unable to register for coursework in a given semester, due to extenuating family, work or other circumstances, you are required to submit a Leave of Absence form to the Registrar’s Office.  Next, all students (both undergraduate and graduate) are required to complete an online sexual-assault prevention training in order to meet federal regulations.

As always, you and your success are top priority here at The Graduate School, which begins with the communication that we disseminate weekly via social media and email, in addition to the newsletter’s comprehensive collection of spring events.  If you have not yet found the Graduate School on social media (links below), it’s not too late!  Be sure to friend/follow us to receive a variety of important updates and special opportunities both on- and off-campus.  You can even earn Amazon credit for doing so – read on to learn how.

In closing, please do not hesitate to let me know how we can improve your time here at Hood.  Welcome back and thank you for being here—your talents are most welcome!

Best wishes,





April M. Boulton, Ph.D.

Dean of the Graduate School

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