It is with deepest sadness and regret that I inform you that yesterday, we lost one of our students, Nicholas (Jesse) Russo, who passed away in his home. The campus community mourns with all who knew him and offers its support and condolences to his family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the following days.

This afternoon, members of our Counseling Center were available in the LGBTQ Resource Center for anyone who wanted to talk or needed support during this time.

Students are also welcome to contact the Counseling Center for additional support services, by visiting them in Building 1A, Room 109 between 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments may also be made by calling the office at 718.982.2391, or emailing Telephone counseling is available 24/7 by calling 718.982.2391.

Employees may utilize CUNY’s Employee Assistance Program, CCA@YourService, for counseling needs, which is available 24/7.  CCA@YourService may be reached via phone at 800.833.8707 or online at (Company Code is = CUNY).

The campus is committed to helping each other through this time of grief and we encourage you to contact the available services if you need additional support.

By Timothy G. Lynch, Ph.D. (he/him/his)