Health & Wellness Expo a Big Hit

Dr. Akil Khalfani, Executive Director of the College’s Africana Institute (left) talks with Tobias Truvillion

Essex County College Nursing students



The College’s 9th Health & Wellness Expo on Wednesday, November 15, had something for students to senior citizens. The Expo was held in the College’s Cleo Hill, Sr. Physical Education Building.

“Our intent was to provide the community with a wide variety of health and wellness information. We have information on alternative care such as massage therapy, acupuncture, meditation, yoga, Zumba, and suicide prevention to name just a few,” said Dr. Akil Khalfani, Director of the College’s Africana Institute. The Africana Institute co-sponsored the event with ECC’s Division of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Student Nursing Organization, and a host of community organizations.

The day was divided into two major portions. In the morning and early afternoon, the theme was Youth Tipping Point for Healthy Minds & Healthy Bodies. The theme changed in the late afternoon to Restore and Rejuvenate Adult Community Health.

One of the keynote speakers was Tobias Truvillion, an actor and entrepreneur who is passionate about healthy living and building his community.  

The event attracted students from area high schools as well as the College community and community at-large.