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Over 60 Essex County College students and faculty donned rain gear and headed to Verona Park recently to take part in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Essex County “Out of the Darkness” Walk and Workshop. The ECC contingent, dubbed Essex County College Community Activist Team, was led by the Student Nursing Organization, said Nursing Professor Jennifer Chapman. The walk was held on Sunday, October 29.
“It was really a sight to admire the commitment of our students as they collaborated with members of the organization. This year we had the opportunity to have a booth that showcased information on suicide awareness/prevention and our College’s community programs,” said Professor Chapman. She added that this was an excellent example of the College’s commitment to the community, especially as ECC celebrates its 55th anniversary.
Professor Chapman thanked the work of other ECC departments in making the day a success. These included the Student Life & Activities Office, Educational Opportunity Fund and the Welcome Center.