Bonner lounge open for support in wake of Donohue’s death

Pat Donohue (Facebook photo)
Pat Donohue (Facebook photo)

The Bonner lounge will be open today through Wednesday, July 15 from 4-5 p.m. as a space for people to gather and share thoughts and memories about Pat Donohue, according to an email sent out by Michael Nordquist, Interim Executive Director at the Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. The lounge is located in Forcina Hall 319 and 320.

Donohue, a retired assistant provost at the College, was confirmed dead today when his body was recovered in the Hudson River, after he reportedly jumped off the George Washington Bridge, according to The Times of Trenton.

Donohue retired from the College on Wednesday, July 1 after spending nine years working closely in the Bonner Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.

The gatherings will serve as an open house for people to support one another in the wake of Donohue’s death.

Nordquist stressed the importance of supporting one another in his email and included resources for students and faculty during this time:

For TCNJ students:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Eickhoff Hall 107
609-771-2247
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

TCNJ Clinic
Forcina Hall 124
609-771-2700
Hours: Monday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tuesday –Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

TCNJ Campus Police
Contact Campus Police by dialing 911 from any campus phone or 609-771-2345 from a cell phone.
After hours, or on weekends, you can call the NJ Hope Line at 1-855-654-6735 or the National Suicide Prevention Life Line at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both are available 24 hours, every day of the year.

For TCNJ employees:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Forcina Hall 124
609-771-2139
After hours: 609-571-0677

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