At Morton College, we are committed to respecting and honoring the humanity of all people. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to bear with incidents that evoke pain, outrage and hurt. The tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others, are but the latest examples of violent and dehumanizing acts of racism across our country.
We are here to support our students, faculty and staff through these challenging times.
Fortunately, we face these trying moments with a great strength—our diversity. MC is comprised from many countries across the globe. Racism has no place in our college or in the communities we serve.
Morton College is a place where we see each other in our full humanity, where we learn that we all have different life paths, but also that we share many of the same goals and dreams. We must continue to foster our culture of mutual respect and understanding in our institution.
At times like this we must reflect on what we can do to make our community more just. Double down on what we have been doing to not let the circumstances around us break our commitment to better ourselves and our communities through education.
In the coming week, we will be sharing information on programming that promotes solidarity, and advocacy.
If you need support coping with the current events that have occurred, I encourage you to contact our Counseling Services that are available to support our college community.
The safety and health of our students, faculty and staff continue to be our top priorities at this time. We welcome your thoughts on how we can support our community during this period at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are certain we will face these challenges together, and come out a better and stronger community as a result.Sincerely, Morton College
Stanley S. Fields, Ph.DPresident