TCC Offering Counseling To Students, Staff Coping With Crutcher's Death

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 10:22 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Community College says it will offer students and employees free counseling to help them cope with Terence Crutcher's death.

It's also including a moment about Crutcher during Wednesday's annual peace celebration at the Southeast Campus.

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In a statement, TCC’s president, Leigh B. Goodson said:

“Last Friday, Tulsa Community College lost a member of our college community. In any situation, the passing of a student is difficult. The very public and graphic circumstances surrounding Terence Crutcher’s death make it especially important for us to acknowledge his loss to his family and our faculty, staff, students and community. We are saddened by his tragic death.

“TCC employees have been asked to participate in an investigation conducted by the Tulsa Police Department. We are fully cooperating with that investigation. Terence was enrolled in a class starting Friday, Sept. 16 at the TCC Northeast Campus. On Thursday morning, the class was canceled due to low enrollment and we tried to notify all students by call and/or email about the cancelation.

“It is important to me that I share what Terence Crutcher represented to our college community. He was a student who had openly expressed to our advisement staff and to others his desire to be successful in college. Like so many of the thousands of students at TCC, he brought to TCC his talents, hopes and dreams of creating a successful life by dedicating himself to completing a degree.

“TCC will have two events this week to provide our students an opportunity to share dialogue and attempt to heal.

  • The International Day of Peace Celebration that annually takes place at the Peace Pole on the TCC Southeast Campus will continue as planned and will include music, readings and reflection on peace including a moment about Terence Crutcher. The peace celebration will be held at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Southeast Campus interior courtyard behind building 9.
  • TCC is planning a remembrance ceremony at a date to be determine.

“TCC is offering counseling services with a licensed professional at no cost to any student or employee. The services are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 23 on the Northeast and Metro Campuses.”