By studying at NUNM, you have chosen to be part of a diverse and vibrant community centered around natural healing.
At NUNM, each of us plays a critical role in advancing our mission—whether we are students, staff or faculty. In the months and years ahead, your program’s faculty will challenge and support you. I invite you to stay curious and do the hard work not only related to your courses, but also that of personal exploration and growth. By doing so, you will empower yourself, find clarity of purpose, communicate authentically, and become your best self—all critical to your success. I encourage you to pause at each milestone along the way to reflect and celebrate your growth in knowledge, skills and attributes.
Meaningful transformation begins here. I can attest to that.
As an alumna (ND, ‘97), I have come full circle by returning home after more than two decades of practice, teaching, research and leadership—and personal development. As your new president, I can say that I have been welcomed home in a deep and meaningful way by folks across campus. I hope you feel as warmly received as I have.
Lastly, best of luck on your journey and if you see me around campus, please say hello. I want to meet as many of you as possible. I am excited to be here and I expect that you are, too!
Christine L. Girard, ND, MPH