SGN | Some Good News: Caring Messages from SPH and UMD  #KeepTogether #ShellsUnited

Dean Boris Lushniak shares a message to University of Maryland students.

May 6, 2020

Each week, our Happiness and Wellness Initiative will share "some good news" from the SPH and our extended community. You can submit your own good news by email to:

Spreading positivity and sharing messages of support is an important way to keep connected with one another while maintaining physical distancing. 

In the spirit of #KeepTogether, please enjoy a video message from our Dean Lushniak, as well as a #ShellsUnited video message from every one of our UMD academic deans.

Message from Dean of SPH, Boris Lushniak


#ShellsUnited Video featuring UMD Deans


Faculty and staff from the Department of Kinesiology (KNES) in SPH orchestrated a creative, uplifting message for their students.

Jennifer Roberts, an assistant professor of kinesiology, tweeted sharing, "We may be #socialdistancing and spread apart, but we are still close at heart! #Covid_19 won't stop us from sharing our smiles!"

Participants from top left: Polly Sebastian-Schurer, Dr. Shannon Jette, Lindsey Winter, Naima Shameem, Jo Zimmerman, Dr. Ron Mower, Dr. Ross Miller, Dr. Jay Goldstein, Dr. Marc Rogers, Dr. David Andrews, Dr. Jennifer Roberts, Dr. Sarah Glancy, Keisha Prawl-Woods, Dr. Steve Prior, Andrea Romeo, Dr. Carson Smith, Laura Rush, Larry Plotkin, Andrew Ginsberg, Dr. Steve McDaniel, Dr. Sush Ranadive, Dr. Joanne Klossner, Ken Klotz, Joanna Han, and Dr. Elizabeth Brown.

"Dear KNES Terps, We miss you and hope you are safe, healthy, and staying active. Be strong. Be fearless! ♡ KNES staff & faculty"

Faculty from Behavioral and Community Health also shared a special message to their students.