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Resource Day Fair at Essex County College was an overwhelming success as more than 300 people learned what resources are available to them, both at the College and the community. The event on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, was presented by the College’s Office of Student Development and Counseling.
A steady stream of students and College staff filled the 2nd Floor Forum to take in all the information and services available to them. Some faculty members brought their classes to the event so the students could obtain information about different services.
“The Resource Day helped to bring awareness to our students about both on-campus and off-campus resources that are available to them. The participating offices and organizations provided information that ranged from career services, mental health counseling services, library resources, and the EOF program available on-campus. There was also information on health and social services resources, homeless prevention, housing and energy assistance, library resources, available off-campus,” said Dr. S. Aisha Steplight Johnson, Director of Student Development and Counseling.
“Students need to be supported as a whole to succeed both academically and personal. Our office is committed to support our students’ needs. By supporting our students, we are increasing retention and graduation rates. We want our students to know that we do not only care about their education, but we also care about their everyday life experiences, their emotional and physical well-being,” said Shirlgandy Saint Jean, Coordinator of Career Resources and Student Development Initiatives