I have been following closely the web pages and news articles
that have been created regarding your dismissal of Coach Dzik. It is
the newest additions to these stories and pages that have finally
brought me to the point of writing this letter.
I cannot say that I personally knew John Dzik during my time at
Cabrini College. I did, however, know the students whose lives he
was a great influence in. Many of them, to this day, will tell you
that they are where they are because of Coach Dzik. He was one of
the only Cabrini community members that you would see at almost
every campus event, whether it was related to sports, academia, or
beyond, Dzik was always there to lend his support to all members of
the community. Beyond that, he was a shining example of what Cabrini
Beyond your dismissal of Coach Dzik, you have now decided to
reduce the salaries and benefits of Cabrini faculty and staff. I can
only assume this means that Cabrini is failing and rather than
adjusting it's ridiculous growth plans it has decided to punish
those who matter the most; students, professors, and campus leaders.
If Cabrini Administration sincerely believed it what it preaches,
education of the heart, you would take a step back and realize that
you have nearly destroyed what the College is suppose to be.
Further, in Mrs. Moll's new letter to alumni she states that she
understands our loyalty to specific people, yet asks us to remember
the greater "overall contribution of the College" to our lives.
Quite frankly Mrs. Moll, without the individuals that you are now
treating so poorly Cabrini would never have made any contribution to
any persons life. Cabrini has the ability to make a difference in
students lives because of the people who are there; the
Administration and its efforts to raise money, build structures, and
preach mission statements has nothing to do with this.
Due to my involvement in law school I have not yet been able to
make monetary contributions to Cabrini. I have, however, kept in
close contact with a treasured professor of mine, and on several
occasions been back to the campus to see him and to talk with his
students, so that I could somehow contribute to the community. I
spoke very highly of Cabrini and couldn't wait for the day I could
show my college to those who matter most in my life. Now, this has
I assure you the contributions made in our lives by professors,
coaches, and fellow students will never be forgotten. We are still
waiting, however, for "Cabrini" to begin making theirs. Your latest
actions simply show us that our wait is never ending.
With all due respect,
Class of 2001