FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Moorpark College to Cancel Thursday Classes and Host a Student-Led Vigil
(CAMARILLO, Calif.) Nov. 8, 2018 – Moorpark College has canceled Thursday evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. as a result of the Thousand Oaks tragedy. The Board of Trustees, Chancellor Gillespie, President Sanchez, and Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges are grieving with the community.
Moorpark College, serving more than 14,000 students in east Ventura County, will host a student-led vigil Thursday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. on campus at the flagpole, between Fountain Hall and the Administrative Building.
“Our campus community grieves the painful loss of life following last night’s tragic events in Thousand Oaks. We are coming together to support our students and employees during the student-led vigil on campus and also to honor those we’ve lost in our community,” offered Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez.
Andrew Lopez, President of Moorpark College Associated Students commented on the tragedy, “My heart goes out to all the victims and their loved ones. I hear about these sort of tragedies on the news but I never imagined one to happen in our community. It is an extremely hard time for everyone and we feel a sense of helplessness on campus. I think this vigil is very important to not only honor and remember the victims and heroes of the Borderline shooting, but also to bring people together in this troubling time.”
Oxnard and Ventura colleges continue to remain open. On-campus health centers are open to provide services for students, staff, and faculty. Center information is as follows:
|Location||Administration Building, Room 111|
|Hours||Monday/Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday/Wednesday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Additional mental health providers are on-site for drop- in counseling, questions, answers, and referrals. Students can also access information through the student portal. Friday hours may be extended.|
|Location||First Floor in the Student Services Building|
|Hours||Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mental Health counselors are available for drop-in counseling.
|Location||CRC-108 (ground floor of the CRC bldg)|
|Hours||Monday -Thursday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Counselors are on-site for drop-in counseling. Regular office hours are in effect, however, any students in crisis may call the office at any time for assistance.|
The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 115-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 32,000 students annually. The District’s three colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit www.vcccd.edu.