TROY, N.Y. – The Sage Colleges will observe a moment of silence Friday in honor of Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung and the other students who lost their lives during the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012.
Hochsprung was a doctoral candidate in Sage's Educational Leadership program at the time of the shootings.
The moment of silence will take place at 3 p.m. in Buchman Pavilion on the Russell Sage campus. The Sage Colleges President Susan C. Scrimshaw, Dean Lori Quigley of the Esteves School of Education and Director of the Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center Ann Myers will lead the memorial and reading of the names of lives lost.
Twenty-seven candles will remain lighted in honor of the victims from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung Center for the Promotion of Mental Health and School Safety is hosting the event. The center was founded in Hoschsprung's honor to explore, develop and share solutions that promote the mental health of each child and safe learning environments for all children.
"The Hochsprung Center's mission is a tribute to Dawn and can only be accomplished by the participation of the entire community, adults and children alike," Myers said. "The center will continue to explore the relationship between mental health and school safety and work together with all members of our community to develop and share solutions to the complex issues that contribute to creating school culture. It is our hope that through the work of the Hochsprung Center, we can prevent tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting from occurring in the future."
The Hochsprung Center was conceived in the wake of the tragedy and formally established in February 2013. The center is currently conducting research in alignment with its mission and is planning a day-long summit for May 2014.
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