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November, 2, 2015

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 



MONROE, Mich. – Monroe County Community College’s Gay/Straight Alliance student organization will host a Suicide Awareness/Prevention Candlelight Vigil on Nov. 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Center Atrium.

Doors will open at 6 p.m.  The La-Z-Boy Center is located on the college’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.
The vigil, entitled “Healing for Yesterday, Educating Today and Hope for Tomorrow,” will be a time of reflection, healing and remembrance.  It is designed to help people grieve, get support, learn about the prevalence of suicide.  Resources will be provided to those in the community who know someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide or are struggling with suicidal tendencies.

In addition to a candlelight ceremony, the event will include guest speakers, music by local artist Kevin Daniels and light refreshments.  

A remembrance slide presentation will play during the event.  Those with loved ones they would like to honor may send names and photos to by Friday for inclusion in the slide presentation.

For more information, contact Melissa Grey or Tyra Rosinski at

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at