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The Gabelli School of Business Launches #GabelliConnected

Announcements | May 05, 2020 |

Although we can’t physically be together to learn and enjoy one another’s company at this time, the Gabelli School community has creatively repurposed digital learning tools to foster positivity through remote connectedness. The Gabelli School of Business is seizing an opportunity to shine a light during this time, by kicking off a new at-home initiative called #GabelliConnected. 

#GabelliConnected, a new content series on the school’s @FordhamGSB IGTV and social channels, features videos submitted by Gabelli School students, faculty, and administrators. In the videos, released on a weekly schedule, they share their favorite at home practices – like meditation and relaxation techniques, cooking tutorials, book readings and so much more.

On April 14, Dean Donna Rapaccioli launched #GabelliConnected with a welcome message and poetry reading

Dean Rapaccioli noted that, “#GabelliConnected has allowed the greater school community to share uplifting, inspiring, and fun educational moments during this taxing time, showing off some of the school’s multi-talented students and helping us to live out the Jesuit ideal of cura personalis, or care for the whole person.”

Although #GabelliConnected launched just three weeks ago, hundreds of people have already logged in to participate in some amazing projects. 

Graduate Assistant Dean Kate Kennon gave a fantastic hands-on baking tutorial, showing viewers how to make a delicious chocolate Guinness cake. Gabelli School senior Alexa Cucchiara read from her inspiring memoir, Power to Persevere. And Senior Assistant Dean Rachel Dobkins shared beginner mindfulness meditation exercises and yoga practices to IGTV, which prompted glowing comments.“This is wonderful! Much needed! Thank you so much for sharing.”

After contributing to #GabelliConnected, and deeply believing in the initiative, Alexa stated that, “The enthusiasm of the faculty members and students has inspired me to utilize this time positively and productively.” Like Alexa, this digital community has upped spirits and made viewers feel closer to their classmates and school, during a time we cannot be physically together.

As we continue to stay #GabelliConnected while we’re apart, we’d love the help of Gabelli School students, faculty, administrators and staff who would like to share their voices and talents with us.  

Share with us, and the Gabelli School community by emailing GSBCommTeam@fordham.edu or submit content through our submission form.

Follow us on Instagram, our Graduate and Undergraduate Facebook pages and YouTube to stay #GabelliConnected, and look out for our weekly emails sharing upcoming content to watch!

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