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President’s Corner

A message from Dorsey L. Kendrick, Gateway Community College President

Sunday, September 11,2016, marked the 15th anniversary since the terrible events of 9/11.  I can recall having a meeting in my office that morning when the news broke.  I am sure that most of you also remember where you were or what you were doing on that horrific day.
     We must not forget how that day has changed America forever.  We must also not forget the out- pouring of  love, support and kindness that was shown by so many people toward those who lost loved ones, friends, family members, neighbors and individuals of our larger community. We must never forget that we are our neighbor’s keeper, and that it is important to look out for each other’s safety , security and well being.

     President Ojakian wrote in his letter to each of you that, “one of the primary purposes of higher education is to provide a safe campus where ideas and opinions can be expressed freely. That we should value our differences and encourage vigorous civil debate on the difficult issues facing our society free of fear and personal attacks. We are a system that greatly values academic freedom and freedom of expression …. We should not accept any behavior that belittles or demeans one another.”