Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

Wish Comes True with Help from the CIA

Emily Coker The CIA recently worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a young lady realize a lifelong dream. Emily Coker, 15, of Perry, FL has been fighting chronic kidney disease for most of her life, while at the same time hoping to someday become a CIA student.

The Northern and Central Florida Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Emily's wish, by treating her and her family to an all-expense paid trip to New York City, including a Broadway show and dinner at the famed Aureole, courtesy of Charlie Palmer '79. She also came up to the Hudson Valley for a tour of the CIA and even took part in a few classes and attended a graduation as a special guest of President Tim Ryan. Before leaving campus Emily told Dr. Ryan that she plans to beat her illness and return to the CIA as a student.

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