May 2020
Not only did  Jessica Lesnoy, MSOT ‘20 , never imagine she would be selected to give her class commencement address, but she also never expected she’d deliver that speech from her small apartment in Philadelphia rather than in front of a big crowd at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
But that’s what happened at Salus University’s 120th commencement Friday, May 22, the University’s first-ever virtual ceremony, an event forced online because of the COVID-19 pandemic that closed the campus in mid-March.


Salus University vice president emeritus  Anthony Di Stefano, OD ‘73, MEd, MPH, FAAO , called his commencement speech “How to Fight a Pandemic.”

Dr. Di Stefano, who has been associated with the University in some capacity for more than 50 years, received a Doctor of Science Honorary Degree at the University’s 120th commencement May 22, 2020.

In accepting the honor, Dr. Di Stefano designed his remarks to graduates to include three themes: legacy, public health and political action.

In case you missed it, Salus University's Spring 2020 Alumni Magazine was recently released. This edition features stories such as:


Read it online here
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