News Brief

President's Statement on the Assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Bunker Hill Community College | Office of the President

The Associated Press from Port-Au-Prince reported early Wednesday morning that Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his home. First Lady Martine was wounded in the attack as well. Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, is in temporary control of the government. The U.S. Embassy in Haiti is restricting U.S. Staff to its compound, and the embassy is closed Wednesday.

We have a number of faculty, staff and students with family and community connections to Haiti, and we are concerned about them today as these difficult circumstances unfold. Please reach out if you need support. Counselors are readily available for our students, and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources are available by phone.

BHCC Personal Counselors for students are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 

  • Dr. Sartreina Dottin: 857-262-1317
  • Raiza Felicitas: 857-262-1345
  • Sara Satham: 857-500-3322

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): 888-267-8126
EAP via Web:  Enter your college Username. Password: lifeworks

We offer our deep condolences to our Haitian community, and hold you in our hearts as the country struggles to overcome this tragic event.

Wishing you peace.

Pam Eddinger