MU ALERT ISSUED

April 1 - COVID-19 Update (April 1)

Dear Marymount Community,
 
Happy April, everyone! I hope no matter where you are, you’re having a productive start to the month and have had a chance to get some fresh air outside at some point today.
 
Please see below for our latest announcements regarding COVID-19’s continued impact on campus:
 
Emergency Tuition Assistance
The University is pleased to announce that current students may apply for emergency tuition assistance as a result of COVID-19. Current students who have been impacted financially in the form of job loss/reduction (student or parent) or a medical situation as a result of COVID-19 may apply for short-term emergency tuition assistance. Priority will be given to students in the highest financial need tiers. Funds will be applied to Spring 2020 tuition and fee balances only. Requests are limited to $2,000 per student, and most grants will be under $1,000. This funding does not need to be repaid.
 
To learn more about the eligibility requirements and to apply, please click here. The application period will be open from April 6 through April 16, 2020. Students needing assistance for supplies, transportation or other needs should submit a request through the Student Government Association’s Student Emergency Fund.
 
Professor Uses 3D Printing to Produce Face Shields, Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic
A longtime provider of 3D printed upper-limb assistive devices, Dr. Eric Bubar is now shifting his focus to creating 3D printed, reusable face shields for use at hospitals in Washington, D.C., New York and beyond. Click here for his story on Marymount’s website, and find out how you can get involved or donate to his cause!
 
Alumnus from Class of 2009 Organizes Facebook Group, “Arlington Neighbors Helping Each Other Through COVID-19”
Kellen MacBeth, who graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in Politics, is helping thousands of Arlington residents form tighter community bonds online during this time of social distancing. One of his posts fundraising for the Arlington Food Assistance Center has surpassed his $20,000 goal. Way to represent Marymount, Kellen! Read more on ARLnow.com.
 
Finally, I wanted to share some other good news from our office of Student Health and Well-Being:
“While working remotely, we have continued to operate the CARE Team, our group of staff and faculty that responds to students who have been referred by someone else as being in need of support. A commuter student was recently identified via CARE as potentially being sick so our case manager, Jaleel Dyson, reached out to check in and offer resources, including a health assessment by Jen. The student was incredibly grateful for the call and happy the University checked in. The student indicated feeling a lot better, health-wise. We will be checking in again and told this to the student, who was really appreciative. Thought it was an uplifting example of the great work we are doing remotely!”
 
It is so fulfilling to hear stories like these, which we’re receiving every day throughout the Marymount community. During this crisis, we are demonstrating what it means to be a Saint!
 
 
Be safe and healthy, and God bless,
 
Irma Becerra, Ph.D.
President
 
Marymount University
Main House
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
703-284-1598
 
Questions about COVID-19? Call our hotline at 703-284-5782 or email covidhotline@marymount.edu.
 
Click here for our Coronavirus Information and Resources webpage.
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