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The Deans Forum

The Dean鈥檚 Forum

The Dean’s Forum is an exclusive program designed to enhance your academic and social experiences in small group meetings.聽

About聽The Forum

  • The conversations center on contemporary life and the pursuit of wisdom, and often take place around a shared meal or experience.
  • They are designed to offer a stimulating and provocative atmosphere to accentuate the academic experience during the first semester.
  • Conversations聽might focus on the role of education in life, career and professional development, service to the greater good and living a life with meaning.

Best Fit For Success

Merrimack鈥檚 Admission Committee reviews all aspects of an applicant鈥檚 admission materials to identify promising candidates for the program. Students selected exhibit the following qualities:

  • A high-achieving academic record that exhibits great promise and potential.
  • A demonstrated commitment to partner with mentors to build skills for success.

Monthly Group Gatherings

As a member of the Dean鈥檚 Forum, you will attend monthly group gatherings outside your regular
course schedule. These gatherings don鈥檛 require any outside homework or group work, they are
simply another way for you to connect with other students in a casual setting. These noncredit
gatherings will kick off your first semester with a lively conversation that allows you to think
critically, form new friendships and challenge conventional thinking. Examples of conversation
topics include:

  • the role of education in life
  • career and professional development
  • service to the greater good
  • living a life with meaning

Admission in the Dean’s Forum

You are automatically admitted into the Dean鈥檚 Forum. If you do not wish to participate in this program, you may opt out prior to the beginning of the fall semester by contacting the Office of Admission.

Questions

Contact the Office of Admission at 978-837-5100 or admission@merrimack.edu

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Meet the Dean's Forum Directors

The Directors of the Dean’s Forum are divided up聽by school and area of interest. They’ll serve as your main contact in the program.聽

Dan Herda
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences

Daniel Herda
herdad@merrimack.edu
978-837-3581 | Cushing Hall 107C

Education/ Human Development

Susan Marine
marines@merrimack.edu
978-837-5237 | Austin Hall 225

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Karen Hayden
haydenk@merrimack.edu
978-837-3519 | Austin Hall 227A

Nursing

Traci Alberti
albertit@merrimack.edu
978-837-5221 | Nursing Center 210

Janet Blum
Health Sciences

Janet Blum
blumj@merrimack.edu
978-837-5396 | O’Reilly Hall 208A