BSU Values - Equality for All - Page 1 of 10

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery, President Obama averred, "We betray the efforts of the past if we fail to push back against bigotry in all its forms ... To rise above the cynicism and rise above the fear, to hold fast to our values, to see ourselves in each other, to cherish dignity and opportunity not just for our own children but for somebody else's child."

Mindful of President Obama's call, and in response to national and global statements of intolerance and bigotry and acts of violence, the Bridgewater State University community has come together to reaffirm its own values of diversity, inclusion and equality for all. Initiated by a group of caring and committed BSU faculty, the community crafted a statement recommitting ourselves to these values. The president and chairman of the Board of Trustees worked together to present the statement to the Board, and, at its meeting on December 14, 2015, the Board unanimously adopted as an official statement of the university the following:

"In response to growing and widespread incivility, bigotry, and hostility, we, the undersigned members of Bridgewater State University, reaffirm the values of our community as a welcoming, compassionate, and intellectually rigorous learning, working, and living environment. We reject all forms of bias, discrimination, xenophobia, and violence. We re-commit ourselves to actions that put into practice our individual and institutional values of diversity, inclusion, and equality for all."
  • Eugene J. Durgin Jr., Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Frederick Clark, Jr., Esq., President
  • Jean MacCormack, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Susan Szachowicz EdD, ’75, Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Davede Alexander, Trustee
  • Margaret A. Caulfield, Esq., ’00, Trustee
  • Matthew Jepson, Student Trustee
  • F. Scott Longo, '89, Trustee
  • John Walsh, Trustee
  • Diana Fox, Professor, Anthropology
  • Wing-Kai To, Professor, History
  • Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Professor, Communication Studies
  • Norma Anderson, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Maria Hegbloom, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
  • Ward Heilman, Professor, Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Maggie Lowe, Professor, History
  • Carolyn Petrosino, Professor, Criminal Justice
  • Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor, Art
  • Karim Ismaili, Vice Provost
  • Deniz Zeynip Leuenberger, Chief of Staff to President
  • Sabrina Gentlewarrior, Vice President, Student Success and Diversity
  • Paul Jean, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • Brenda Molife, Vice President, University Advancement
  • Jason B. Pina, Vice President, Student Affairs
  • Barbara Feldman, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Raymond Lefebvre, Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Miguel Gomes, Jr., Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Keri Powers, Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Management

The President, Board of Trustees and the inaugural signatories of the statement now invite members of the Bridgewater State community to join with us in affirming our values by signing the statement below.

Susan Chaves
Tuesday, September 24 2019 - 08:51 AM
Administrative Assistant - Athletics
Matt Bell
Sunday, September 22 2019 - 02:32 PM
Professor, English
Cindy(Lifeng) Li
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 10:51 PM
Associate Librarian, Library Service
Cindy(Lifeng) Li
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 10:50 PM
Associate Librarian, Library Service
Mariah Porter
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 10:26 PM
Psychology and Elementary Education Class of 2021
Hunter Weatherby
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 09:07 PM
Psychology Student ‘21
Caitlyn Dorsey
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 08:16 PM
Social Work, 2022
Ashlyn Grace Kelly
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 08:10 PM
Biology and Chemistry 2022
John Rodriguez
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 03:26 PM
Alumni
Luna Ingemanson
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 12:49 PM
Health Studies, 2023
Kayla DiGianvittorio
Saturday, September 21 2019 - 09:44 AM
School Counseling 5-12 , Academic Counselor Graduate Assistant
Meagan Brodeur
Friday, September 20 2019 - 05:06 PM
First year student, secondary education and art major, class of 2023
Rachel Dwyer
Friday, September 20 2019 - 12:40 PM
Spanish, 2018
Charlie Peters
Friday, September 20 2019 - 12:10 PM
Digital Communications Manager
Master of Public Administration, 2020
Joe LaCroix
Friday, September 20 2019 - 11:37 AM
V. L. professor - Mathematics Department
Ashley O'Donnell G'14
Friday, September 20 2019 - 09:31 AM
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Chanel Franklin
Friday, September 20 2019 - 09:12 AM
Biology (2023)
Eileen McDonnell
Friday, September 20 2019 - 08:16 AM
Office Assistant
Math Department
Rebecca Rizoli
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 08:34 PM
Master's in Special Education, not sure of graduation date
Lauren Folloni
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 04:25 PM
Executive Director, Academic Achievement Center
Karen Richardson
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 02:11 PM
Professor, Physical Education
Kelly Elizabeth Burns
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 12:42 PM
Aviation and Geography 2021
Carolyn V. Turchon ‘62,
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 10:45 AM
Trustee
Mimi Phan
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 10:32 AM
Global Management 2021
Muriel Mena
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 10:09 AM
Political Science and Spanish Major
Class of 2023
Paige Maddy
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 10:04 AM
MA in Clinical Psychology, 2021
Sean M. King
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 09:34 AM
Student - Biology, 2020
Melissa Dos Reis
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 09:03 AM
Student-Dance 2023
Devon J. Barros
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 08:50 AM
Physics 2022
Susan Levasseur
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 08:43 AM
Part-time Faculty, English, Communication Studies, Undergraduate Research
Mia Zoino
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 08:17 AM
Grants and Sponsored Projects
Gayle Drummond
Thursday, September 19 2019 - 08:02 AM
Sociology 2020
Stella Citrano ‘73
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:19 PM
Board Member, Alumni Association
Bruce Hughes
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 10:47 PM
member, Bridgewater Alumni Association Board of Directors
Diane Nicol
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 10:18 PM
Police Officer
Benjamin Hollis
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 09:11 PM
Management Information Systems, 2020
Tryn Crowley
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 08:52 PM
Graphic Design
2020
David Mahler
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 08:16 PM
Communication studies, film media, videography (2020)
David Mahler
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 08:16 PM
Communication studies, film media, videography (2020)
David Morwick
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 07:52 PM
Legislative Adviser Office of President
Michelle Hacunda
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 06:15 PM
Michelle Hacunda, '12
BAA Board Member and Adjunct Professor
Linda Amaral Kelly
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 05:23 PM
Adjunct Instructor: Elementary Education and Math Departments
Rebecca DeNardo
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 05:14 PM
First Year Psychology Grad Student
Lauren Kern
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 05:00 PM
Dance, '19
Sam Baumgarten
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:57 PM
Prof. Emeritus, Adjunct Faculty
Katie Mack
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:51 PM
Math, Comp Sci 2021
Alfred Wolff
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:32 PM
Professor Emeritus (history)
Emily A Hayes
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:32 PM
Social Work, 2021
Logan Teceno
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:30 PM
Computer Science, 2021
Logan Teceno
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:29 PM
Computer Science, 2021
Savannah Daniels
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:25 PM
Graphic Design, 2022
Laura Green
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:21 PM
Special Education/English 2020
Alex LeBlanc
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:16 PM
Criminal Justice 2022
Dawna Vella
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:09 PM
English, Psychology, and Secondary Education ‘19
Juliette Johnson, '64
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:06 PM
Secretary, Foundation Board
juliette Johnson, '64
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 04:05 PM
Secretary, Foundation Board
Sonia Velazquez
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:59 PM
Management 2020
Elise Brenner
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:59 PM
Part-Time Faculty, Anthropology
Lyman Goding
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:45 PM
Class of 1968,
Senior Instructor, part time,
Secondary Education and Professional Programs
Shaheen Mozaffar
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:33 PM
Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Jessica Moore
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:23 PM
Early Childhood Education and Psychology 2022
Bryan Abbott
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:22 PM
Psychology, 2022
Christine Brandon
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 03:02 PM
Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences
Dianna Mitchell
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 02:53 PM
Criminal Justice, Victimology 2023
Shanda Caniquie
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 02:53 PM
Student in the Grad Mental Health Program
Julia LaPlante
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 02:39 PM
Psychology Minor Criminal Justice
2021
Joel Litvin
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 02:22 PM
Dr. Joel Litvin, Professor of Communication Studies, Emeritus
Barbara Susan Balboni
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 02:05 PM
Adjunct Professor
Keri Branquinho
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:56 PM
Social Work 2020
Brianna
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:43 PM
Psychology 2020
Alfred R Crudale
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:42 PM
Lecturer of Italian
Lisa Rafferty
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:40 PM
Instructor, Theatre Department
Lisa Turner
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:39 PM
Admin II, PreK-12 Ed Outreach and ICEI program
Reid Kimball
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:35 PM
Information Technology
Sean Maguire
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:30 PM
Student Scholars Coordinator, Center for Transformative Learning
Randy Maldonado
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:06 PM
Student, Mathematics, Class of 2022
Yihong Xiao
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 01:04 PM
Assistant Professor, Accounting and Finance
Nancy Craven
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:58 PM
Accountant I, Office of Fiscal Affairs
Ann Ulett
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:45 PM
Foundation Trustee
Marie Baroni Allen '65
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:34 PM
Trustee of the BSU Foundation
Evan Murphy
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:33 PM
Management 2021
Dan Rezendes
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:25 PM
Assistant Athletics Director for Recreation and Wellness
Benjamin Howe
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:12 PM
Physics 2021
Shannon Fernando-Cole
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:09 PM
Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Alumni Class of 2015
ShannonFernando-Cole
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:08 PM
Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
Alumni Class of 2015
Edward Brush
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 12:08 PM
Professor of Chemistry
Joseph Schwab
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:58 AM
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Alexander John Machowski
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:58 AM
Physical Education 2022
Michael Hourihan
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:57 AM
Communication Major PR Minor graduation in 2020
Caity MacMillan
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:55 AM
Criminal Justice, 2021
Pamela Trezzi
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:53 AM
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Ann Doyle
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:51 AM
Outreach Educator, Wellness Center
Michael J. DeValve
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:51 AM
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice
John-Michael Bodi
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:49 AM
Professor of Secondary Education
Educational Foundations and Philosophy, History and Social Studies
1994, University of Texas
Jacqueline Anderson
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:46 AM
Associate Professor, Mathematics
Emily Duffley
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:46 AM
Psychology 2022
Jessica Sullivan
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:44 AM
Psychology, 2021
Lindsay Vo
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:37 AM
Sophomore, Secondary Education and English Major
Joanne Costa
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:35 AM
Staff/Office of Equal Opportunity
Niko Jackson
Wednesday, September 18 2019 - 11:33 AM
Student, Finance, 2021

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