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Welcome Messages for Dr. Botzman

The Misericordia University community is excited to welcome Dr. Thomas Botzman as he assumes the role of MU’s 13th president officially on July 1. There is an opportunity for all members of the MU community and others outside of Misericordia to extend welcome wishes to Dr. Botzman via our web site and our social media channels. If you’d like to post a short, formal welcome to Dr. Botzman that we can share publicly, please visit our Facebook page, or you can use Twitter, mention @MisericordiaU and post your short welcome message. For both media, use the hashtag #MU13Pres in your message.

You can also complete this survey to submit your message.  Please keep your messages brief. We may need to edit for space and content.  Submitted messages will appear on this page. Please allow a little time for processing. Thank you in advance, and please join us in extending the well-known sense of MU hospitality to Dr. Botzman. 

Welcome Tom, Vanessa, and Gabriela. Coming to MU has been one of the greatest positive influences on my family and me. I am sure you will find the same. Welcome and take care.

Fred Croop
Dean, College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences


Welcome Dr. Tom Botzman!

Kelly McAndrew
Class of 1979
President, Alumni Association Board


Welcome to MU! I hope you find the campus 'feels like home'. I did when I moved here 13 years ago.

Diane Madras
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy


I look forward to working with you and welcome you to Misericordia.

Judy Weintraub
Administrative Supervisor, College of Health Sciences


Welcome, Dr. Botzman! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!!

Mark Painter
Professor, Department of Philosophy


Welcome to our new president as he starts his "official" first day on the job. He was at our freshmen orientations all weekend :) #MU13Pres

Jim Roberts
Director of Marketing Communications


Welcome, Botzman family!! We're glad you're here!

Amanda Caleb
Assistant Professor of English

Welcome Dr. Botzman!! I am so looking forward to getting to know not only you but also your lovely wife and daughter. After all... at Misericordia we're all family! Welcome to the family!!

Angela Evans, '07, '11
Director, Health and Wellness Center

Welcome to Misericordia Mr. Botzman!!!!

Shadrack Kiprop
Student Athlete, Class of 2017

Welcome to you and your family as you settle into your new life in Dallas and at Misericordia. We are so happy to have you here!

Marnie Hiester
Professor and Chair, Psychology Department

Welcome to Misericordia Family!

Lalit Shah
Professor, OT Department

We welcome you and your family to Misericordia!

Kathy Pesta
Student Financial Services Counselor

Dr. Botzman and Family - Welcome to the Misericordia family! I have been looking forward to the opportunity to work with you. Welcome Aboard!

Dr. Joseph Cipriani
Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

Greetings to you and your family Dr. Botzman! I look forward to working with you and hope you enjoy settling into the lovely Back Mountain area.

Dr. Brenda Hage
Professor and Director of Graduate Nursing Programs

Dear Dr. Botzman, A warm welcome to Misericordia !

Irene Wisnieski
Adjunct Faculty - 26 years


Welcome Dr. Botzman! We are looking forward to working with you in the days, months and years ahead!

Maureen Pascal
Faculty, PT department

Dr. Botzman is one of the finest human beings I met in my life. As a Mexican professor, he mentored me in how to get aware of the importance of globalization. He helped me lots to be a successful academic in my country and in the US. Thanks to him. He is such a humble and supportive person. Now I try to follow his example to guide my students from Oaxaca, Mexico, to aspire to a better life. Congratulations of all Misericordia community. Hiring him as President no doubt has been the best decision for all of you. " Hasta la Victoria, Siempre. "

Marco Polo Tello
Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca


Congratulations on your recent appointment!

Isabel Gabriela Nava-Cohen
International Educator

Welcome, Dr. Botzman and family. I have been eagerly awaiting your arrival and look forward to working with you.

Dr. Elaine Halesey
Department Chair, Medical Imaging

Many congratulations to Misericordia University for the appointment of Thomas Botzman. I met him in 1982 in Mexico while he visited University of the Americas where I served as Vice President. He is a great colleague, well respected nationally and internationally, and an excellent administrator. Many congratulations!

Francisco Marmolejo
Coordinator of Higher Education, The World Bank