First and foremost, I would like to express my sympathy to the alumni and their family members who have contracted COVID-19 and are dealing directly with this disease. This has hit us hard and fast.

Originally, this issue of Northern Now was to be filled with stories of successful alumni in the areas of food and hospitality. Instead, we have appropriately replaced our content with real-world stories of alumni who are active in a variety of ways in the fight to beat COVID-19. We are forever grateful for all they have done and their continued efforts to end the tremendous disruption to our lives that this disease has created.

I’m not exactly sure what the “new normal” will be, but I do know that the NIUAA will be here to engage and support our alumni and their families. I’m looking forward to the time when we can have events and are again able to meet each other in person. Regardless of how things play out going forward, one thing I know is that we can count on each other because Huskies never quit!

Stay strong and healthy!

Peter Garrity

Peter Garrity ‘71, M.B.A. ‘76
President, NIUAA Board of Directors