Post 9-11

Ten years.

I can’t believe ten years have passed since September 11, 2011.

I was Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at the time. My secretary, Clee Murray,  and I listened on the radio as the day’s events unraveled. We prayed for the safety of Professor Armand Natili’s wife. Mrs. Natili, a US Air stewardess, was somewhere on the east coast as Armand frantically tried to reach her. Fortunately, Roseanne was safe and sound. Sadly, others weren’t.

A lot has changed in ten years – particularly as it relates to safety at Butler County Community College.

Prominently mentioned in our strategic plan and College goals, BC3 has proactively addressed “providing a safe and secure” environment at all BC3 locations. Here are some of the steps we have taken since 2007:

  • Arming main campus police
  • Police presence at all BC3 locations
  • Video surveillance at all BC3 locations
  • Text messaging
  • Social Media
  • Public address capabilities on main campus
  • Proactive crisis training

While I certainly pray we never have to use such measures, the post 9-11 world requires that we be prepared for such worst-case scenarios.

One Response to Post 9-11

  1. Nancy says:

    Excellent blog share. We can all remember where we were on that day. You are right on target with the safety concerns. Good job.

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