A Message From Dean Sabick
Dear Parks College alumni,
May is one of my favorite times of the year. Last week, Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology graduated 212 students. We were fortunate to have Dr. John George, faculty emeritus, serve as this year’s Wings Ceremony speaker. As you can imagine, with 60 years at Parks College, Dr. George had some great stories to tell. I was especially moved when he told the graduates that the key to staying young is to stay curious and always be on the lookout for ways to make a difference. This is a message I hope resonates not only with our students, but with our alums as well.
Over the summer, we will be preparing for an incoming class of more than 240 undergraduate students. The entering class of 2019 is likely to be the biggest in Parks College history. As we congratulate graduates on their hard-earned degrees, we prepare to educate the new students with the same rigor Parks students have come to expect.
Parks College faculty and staff are also preparing to welcome more than 100 high school students to our five summer camps this year. Students from across the country will come to campus not only to learn about engineering or aviation, but also to experience SLU.
Our academic advisors are furiously meeting with incoming students and registering them for fall classes. With the largest class, this is no small feat.
Faculty are busy supporting our camps and also working to advance their research. While the summer months may seem quieter, we are always preparing and working toward making sure that our students are getting a degree that will not only help them in their careers, but also make them well-rounded people.
I wish you and your families a happy and healthy summer!
Sincerely,Michelle B. Sabick, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Saint Louis University