BSU Values - Equality for All - Page 2 of 9

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.

Kyriah Adams
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:32 PM
Education 2021
Clifton Robinson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 01:32 PM
Computer Science and Math, 2018
Kaley McLaughlin
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:30 PM
Undergrad. Exercise Science major. Year of Graduation 2018
Brandon Vancelette
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:29 PM
English 2019
janae bonner
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:29 PM
Criminal justice 2018
chinaka ekechukwu
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:28 PM
Exercise Science 2019
Taylor Crowley
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:27 PM
Student- Special Education and Psychology Major Class of 2020
Emily CLoutiel
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:27 PM
ElED, SPED, and Math 2021
Kaitlyn Duhaime
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:26 PM
Undergraduate Student; Elementary Education and Mathematics Double Major; Class of 2020
paige teixeira
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:26 PM
student/ elementary ed/2020
Demeisha Daniels
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:25 PM
Psychology 2018
Emily Dickson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:24 PM
Psychology 2020
katelyn parker
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:24 PM
student
nicole durkee
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:23 PM
student

el ed 2020
Jim McKenna
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:23 PM
Associate Dean
Haley gossselin
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:23 PM
biology major 2021
Brie Tennant
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:22 PM
student,2020
Kimberly Kowalick
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:22 PM

Criminal Justice
2021
nick contardo
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:22 PM
student, communications, 2021
Jillian Delaney
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:21 PM
special ed 2020
tj morrison
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:21 PM
student
undecided
2021
amanda gomez
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:21 PM
student:
psychology major, cj minor
2018
Lisa Krissoff Boehm
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:20 PM
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
olivia noll
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:19 PM
elementary education, sophmpore
Cindy Kane
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:19 PM
Director, Student Involvement and Leadership
Jeanean Davis-Street
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:19 PM
Associate Dean, Ricciardi College of Business
filmawit
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:18 PM
chemistry
2020
Katy Goodwin
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:17 PM
Major: Criminal Justice
YOG: 2018
Kristen Porter-Utley
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:15 PM
Dean of the Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics
Shira Pascal
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:14 PM
Early Education and Psychology 2018
luke botsolis
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:13 PM
Accounting 2021
Renee Staude
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:13 PM
Psychology, sophomore
Olivier Ndikumana
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:12 PM
Elementary education & psychology
Halima Hussein
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:12 PM
psychology
tune ibrahim
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:11 PM
student
Herbert Leonard
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:10 PM
Student- Spanish 2020
Jacob Starr
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:09 PM
Student ACFI Major. Class of 2021
Bethany Baker
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:09 PM
Freshman/ Undecided
Jacob Starr
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:09 PM
Student ACFI Major. Class of 2021
Meghan Crosson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:08 PM
class of 2021
caitlin cugini
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:08 PM
2021
Grace Naumowicz
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:08 PM
College of Continuing Studies
Administrative Coordinator
Meaghan Lowell
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:08 PM
class of 2021
Colleen
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:07 PM
Elementart Education, Class of 2021
don jean
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:06 PM
psych
Ellie Hanna
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:06 PM
Math major, class of 2020
Gillian Sheehan
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:05 PM
junior psychology major, childhood studies minor, program assistant for the BSU community service center, peer mentor diasabilites resource center
alex kitue
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:05 PM
global management 2017
Nicole Dondero
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:03 PM
Criminal Justice and Psychology
2020
issadorah Dorcely
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:03 PM
social work and communications
Giavanna Giorgio
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:02 PM
Communication Disorders
Graduation - May 2020
Olivia Hussey
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:01 PM
CJ 2020
lexi conlon
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:01 PM
athletic training 2021
Marissa Waters
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:00 PM
Severe Special Ed '18
Casey Holmes
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:00 PM
2021 Severe Special Education
Annie Callinan
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:00 PM
2021
Jeremy Simmons
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 12:00 PM
Computer Science major/junior
sammi mailly
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:59 AM
el ed
Jen Dowling
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:59 AM
Severe Special Education/Psychology Graduating May 2018
Jarelin Escobar
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:58 AM
social work, 2019
Molly Dewar
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:57 AM
Social Work, 2020
Kyra Kephart
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:56 AM
Undecided (Music Minor) 2020
lukas moscoso
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:54 AM
political science and 2021
Danielle Goodman-Warren
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:54 AM
Technology and Systems Operations Manager
Julia Nadeau
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:52 AM
English and secondary eduacation, 2020
Robyn Ryan
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:52 AM
Assistant Director
College of Continuing Studies
Michelle Kondrich
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:51 AM
Multimedia Designer/ Course Developer
Kelsey Carreiro
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:50 AM
Junior- 2019
Debbie Marx
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:50 AM
Administrative Assistant
Christine Babbitt
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:48 AM
Administrative Assistant
Charles HIll
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:45 AM
Theater Arts EDU Spring 2018
Kassaundra Reynolds
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:44 AM
Psychology (minors in sociology and criminal justice) 2018
Alyssa Bennett
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:43 AM
Criminal Justice& Psychology '19
Savaughn Dickerson
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:42 AM
Student, Social Work/ Criminal Justice 2018
Debbie Drago
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:40 AM
Program Manager -Community Service Center
Christina Westgate
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:39 AM
Student, Biochemistry major, May 2018
rachel ng
Thursday, October 12 2017 - 11:38 AM
student
Nda-jiya Mohammed Suberu
Monday, October 09 2017 - 05:37 PM
Accounting and Finance 2015
Luis F. Paredes
Thursday, July 20 2017 - 04:27 PM
Director, Office of Institutional Diversity
Susan McCombe
Tuesday, June 20 2017 - 03:34 PM
Director, University and Community Partnerships
AMIR
Monday, April 10 2017 - 12:19 AM
Computer Science, 2017
Vernon D Penner
Sunday, April 09 2017 - 08:41 PM
Diplomat in Residence
Morgan Bryant
Thursday, March 09 2017 - 12:42 PM
Communication Studies, Sociology, 2018
Nadia Jensen
Friday, February 24 2017 - 09:21 AM
Adjust Professor, Secondary Education and Professional Programs
Henry Tran
Monday, January 30 2017 - 07:28 PM
Physics, 2019
Deborah Nemko
Monday, January 30 2017 - 04:25 PM
Professor of Music/Co-Coordinator of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Scholarship
Sheila J. Gibbons
Monday, January 30 2017 - 12:00 PM
Part-Time Faculty, Dept. of Geography
Beth Barrett
Monday, January 30 2017 - 10:43 AM
Staff Assistant Compliance & Quality Assurance
Justin Casey
Monday, January 30 2017 - 10:37 AM
Staff Assistant, International Student and Scholar Services
Jessica Birthisel
Thursday, January 19 2017 - 09:12 AM
Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Chloe Valiente
Friday, January 13 2017 - 10:56 AM
Elementary Education, Class of 2020
Violeta Rendon Gotera
Friday, January 13 2017 - 10:47 AM
Chemistry 2019
Tiffany Bourquin
Friday, December 02 2016 - 06:12 PM
Counseling Center And Graduate of Clinical Psychology 2008
Jennifer Reid
Friday, November 18 2016 - 10:05 AM
Director BSU Cape Cod, G'02
Russell Moreau
Thursday, November 17 2016 - 11:32 AM
Undecided, 2020
Ron Davidson
Wednesday, November 16 2016 - 01:32 AM
Social Work/ 2018
Stephanie Janeczek
Monday, November 14 2016 - 10:17 PM
Graphic Design - Spring 2018
Dan Lemon
Wednesday, June 15 2016 - 09:11 AM
Alumnus: 1970 grad
Herbert J. Lemon, Jr.
Tuesday, June 14 2016 - 05:24 PM
Class of 1969. BA History.
Jetter A. White
Tuesday, June 14 2016 - 03:02 PM
Social Work 2020

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