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Good Saturday morning, Tech Family.
It’s Game Day! I’m looking forward to watching our Bulldogs take on the Houston Baptist Huskies at 6pm at The Joe. I understand that all tickets have been sold. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 for those who can’t be there in person.
We received some exciting news yesterday and will be more formally reporting on that soon, but I’ll go ahead and give you a sneak peek. Our six-year graduation rates saw a significant increase for the 2nd year in a row and our first-year retention rates remain at their high of recent years. This clearly places you among the very best in our State and reflects the commitment that you all have for excellence. What is remarkable to me is that this was achieved despite all of the disruptions that happened on our campus over the past year and a half! Congratulations to all!!
Thanks to everyone for all of your cooperation and support as we navigate our way through the Fall Quarter. Thanks to our faculty for your work in accommodating our students by adjusting your classes to different modalities, altering class and office schedules, and many other things that you are doing to meet students’ needs.
Thanks to our students for staying focused on your classes and doing the things that are necessary to be successful. For our new students, I want to remind you of the pace of the Quarter Calendar and the importance of not falling behind. Reach out and get help soon. Don’t delay!
Special thanks to our staff who are leading the charge in COVID-19 contact tracing. These staff are often working on evenings and weekends to reach out to students who have reported positive cases or those who might have been in contact with someone with a positive case. Through these efforts, we are able to encourage students to get tested early and then to isolate and quarantine if necessary. We also thank those staff who ensure that students in isolation are provided meals and support as needed. Quite a few students have now satisfied the required time frame and are now rolling off of quarantine and returning to class.
We are pleased that the Louisiana National Guard is continuing to offer free COVID-19 testing on our campus through Oct. 2. We are also pleased to see the large numbers of you who are going by to take advantage of these tests.
Our numbers of reported positive cases have increased this week. Our contract tracers are attributing that spread mostly to small informal social gatherings. Our encouragement of testing is also helping to identify cases that might otherwise go undetected. You can check out our dashboard at https://www.latech.edu/coronavirus/reporting/ which is updated weekly.
Let’s continue to work together to make this a successful Fall Quarter and 2020-21 Academic Year.
Have a good weekend!