Greetings fellow University employees with twenty twenty marking Walden's 50th anniversary. We wanted to kick off the year with a bang. And a message from CEO Paula singer and President Ward Omer before we begin. I want to note, a few things about this web and R. First, if you want to Rewatch. This event later, you can it will be available on demand, 30 minutes. After we finish the broadcast. Second, there's a toolbar at the bottom of the web and R screen that will allow you to open an close different tool windows. Like group chat presenter information and the linked or 50th anniversary website. Feel free to check those out and leave us some comments about the event. And about the 50th anniversary. Finally some browsers may automatically mute videos or may not automatically expand them to fill your screen. If you don't immediately hear or see the message from Paul and Ward. Or if you can't see me right now clicking on the second button on the toolbar the media player. Will bring up the video screen? Bear you can expand it to fill your screen, and use the audio slider to set the volume 2. You're comfortable level. With those items out of the way we now present a special greeting. From our CEO and our president. Welcome to the official kickoff of our celebration of Waldens 50 years of empowering the greater good. This is an opportunity for all of us to pause and to look back and pay tribute to Walden. And all we've accomplished together. You know the time that I've had with Walden has been really impactful for Maine. I consider it the most. Important work of my life. And I'm very proud of all of the people in families and communities. We've been able to impact over the years. Paul I joined Walden University as a student back almost 20 years ago, now and it's been such a major part of my life as a student. Faculty member as an administrator and now is the University president. I can't tell you all the the meaningful moments that I've experienced here with Walden that my family has experienced here. I think one of the biggest things of last year was I had an opportunity to sit down with Mister and Mrs Turner Redone Bernie Turner. Our founders and we didn't know what to expect when we went down to Florida to Naples last year and just it wasn't. Absolutely wonderful time they just to hear them speak of the University and what they went through back in. In the late 60s early 70s building Walden into the institution that it's become today and just so many things that they went through I was actually in awe. Of sitting down with both of them and and I don't think a lot of people get to sit down with the founders of the University from which they graduated and. That serve as president, so we were impressive very excited about that and we've got some great video will show you guys. Zoom so this morning employees in all of our office locations should have received a copy of our 50th Anniversary Commemorative. Walden magazine and copies also were being mailed to our remote employees as well. We'll have some highlights, including the timeline. What we've seen over the last 50 years where we're talking about going in the future there's actually an article about. Tammi Ann Amy Turner, the daughters of Bernie and Rita Turner and you'll see Walden by the number that shows our impact. That we've had with our social change mission all around the globe. An employees in all of our locations are going to be getting a special 50th anniversary gift a pen in Journal. Great place for you to write down all the great things that happened in this anniversary year remote employees. Please watch out for an email about how to get yours. And this week will also be celebrating with our faculty and staff and Tampa at National. Faculty meeting if you're not going to be there in person. We certainly hope you'll join us online. We're going to be doing. All kinds of exciting things as we celebrate our 50th anniversary and our commencement ceremonies with our students and their families. Will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for our living timeline experience that all attendees can walk through during the week at national faculty meeting as well as the Friday and Saturday. Of our commencement ceremonies and we're also going to roll out a surprise at national faculty meeting to demonstrate our commitment to. Our mission of positive social change, so be on the lookout for that as well now. You want to be on the lookout for that. It will be I think a bit of a surprise in February. We will launch a new brand campaign. I'm so excited about it. I know you will be too. And a new tagline, please stay tuned for more about that. And also in March and throughout all of 2020. We're going to have a series of alumni homecoming events. Operator alumni community in conjunction with the social change project at each of those meetings and gatherings in the meantime. Check out our brand new 50th anniversary website, it's www.waldenturns50.com www.waldenturns50.com. I want to thank all of our employees for their hard work and enduring support for institution. You're the ones that have made us uh be able to reach this anniversary. Now on to the next 50 years. There's a lot to be accomplished and in order to celebrate just a little bit more. We're going to ask you to head to your common area. If there's some great treats for you. We want to give you some extra energean calories so you can. Really start the next 50 years off with a great start enjoy take care. Well, that's it from our CEO in our president everybody. Please add your common areas. If you want to visit the website the link. Is in the toolbar below otherwise say hello when you see everybody out in the common areas an enjoy the treats? Everybody have a fantastic day.