Dean's Message February 2021: A Culture of Care

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Dear Friends of CAE, 

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that connection to our community can get us through the most difficult times. Despite all the challenges facing our community, our nation, and our world, it is difficult not to feel a spark of optimism at the start of a new year. Our departure into the 21st year of the 21st century has already been successful in so many ways. These successes are possible because our students, faculty, and staff are no strangers to hard work and dedication, and their commitment to each other has defined the ways we will continue to develop a culture of care for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. 

Our accomplishments are only possible with the dedication and support from our entire community. We are excited to share more of our accomplishments and plans for our future with you on Thursday, February 25th at 6:00 PM during our very first virtual Alumni Townhall. Mark your calendars now! The continued growth and success of our college is largely possible because of the industrial knowledge and expertise you share with us. We are looking forward to our Industry Week where you can share further. 

Our students are living by the core values of CAE, both in and out of the classroom, as evidence by the compassion shown with the tip of a lifetime, the perseverance in earning a difficult industrial certification, and the innovation of what they have learned in the robotics classroom to tackle and solve real-world problems.       

We are so excited that the many years of hard work from our Aircraft Maintenance Department has paid off with the earning of the 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station Certification. 

And most exciting of all is the expansion project of the Aeronautics and Engineering Building on the Kent Campus which will add approximately 40,00 square-feet of learning, teaching, laboratory, research, and collaborative spaces. 

Despite the challenges that we have faced, we have also been able to embrace the opportunities and look forward to engaging with you as the college continues its forward path of excellence. 

With Care, 

Signature of Dean Christina Bloebaum



Christina L. Bloebaum, Ph.D. 

Dean and Professor 

POSTED: Monday, February 1, 2021 - 12:01pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:53pm