A message from President Douglas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members,

Bristol Community College stands together in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This time has certainly brought difficult challenges, but our faculty, staff, students and community members have risen to the challenge. Bristol is operational as we teach, learn and work remotely. We are grateful to our faculty and staff for working together to make adjustments and accommodations that ensure we are meeting the needs of our college community. For those who are working remotely, we are grateful for all that you are doing to continue to move the college forward. We know these are trying times as you juggle this new way of life, personally and professionally.

We are grateful for our students who will persevere in their new learning environments. We understand this brings uncertainty and new challenges for you; please know that we are here to help you accomplish your educational goals. It is difficult to know how long we will continue in this mode, and we will learn together, as there is no like-experience for this new life experience. Whatever happens, we are committed to our mission and vision which is being here for you and your success.

Every day I am in awe of the kindness and flexibility that I see taking place in our college community. It makes me proud to lead a community that practices empathy and understanding.

We are grateful and would like to acknowledge the health-care workers and first responders who are on the front lines—thousands are Bristol Community College graduates. We also would like to thank the faculty and staff who have guided them in their mission to serve our community.

Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and each other. We are in this together, and we will get through this together. Thank you for all that you do. You are the Bristol Heroes, and we look forward to celebrating your contributions once we can all be together again.

Thank you and stay safe, 

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Laura L. Douglas, Ph.D.
Bristol Community College
Attleboro • Fall River • New Bedford • Taunton • Online Learning
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA  02720
Tel: 774.357.2184
Fax: 508.676.0334

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