Message from the President

The theme of this issue of Beach magazine is No Barriers—a simple phrase that says volumes about what we strive for every day at The Beach. From academics to alumni engagement, athletics to learning assistance, we are focused on breaking down barriers that keep students (and faculty and staff) from achieving their dreams.

You’ll read about alumnus Mike Hopkins, who started his career as a salesman and is now chairman of Sony Pictures TV; Guardian Scholar Lynohila Ward, who has overcome significant obstacles to attain a university education, and the Isabel Patterson Child Development Center, which has enabled hundreds of parents to access excellent day care while they attend college.

These are just a few of the stories that demonstrate the university’s deep commitment to offering educational experiences that are awesome and affordable.

No Barriers to opportunity. No Barriers to a better future. No Barriers to success.

Go Beach!

Jane Close Conoley

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