[PIANO MUSIC PLAYS. BLACK SCREEN WITH THE WORDS ‘TO ALL THE PROFESSORS AND FACULTY OF MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE]
[SPLIT SCREEN, TWO SMILING YOUNG MEN. CHRIS CURRY ON LEFT AND JACK HOWELL ON RIGHT.]
JACK: Hi my name is Jack Howell. I'm the president of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society at Middlesex Community College. I'm here with Chris Curry, the vice president.
CHRIS: Hello everyone.
JACK: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this semester was almost completely online. Faculty and staff showed incredible resilience and worked hard to help students during these abnormal and stressful times. We'd like to give the opportunity for students to share their gratitude with you all.
[SPLIT SCREEN WITH 7 DIFFERENT PEOPLE (ZOOM CALL STYLE). THEY WILL EACH TAKE TURNS SPEAKING. NO NAMES ARE AVAILABLE SO I WILL JUST NUMBER THE SPEAKERS FROM 1-7.]
SPEAKER 1: Thank you professors.
SPEAKER 2: Thank you so much!
SPEAKER 3: Thank you professors.
SPEAKER 4: Thank you professors,
SPEAKER 5: thank you professors.
SPEAKER 6: Thank you professors from the ASC.
[CHRIS CURRY IN FRONT OF WOOD PANELED WALL WITH PLAQUE HANGING BEHIND HIM THAT SAYS ‘A+ YOU ROCK’]
CHRIS: Thank you teachers and faculty. I appreciate all the hard work you put it this semester.
[CLOSE UP OF UNNAMED YOUNG WOMAN WITH AUBURN HAIR IN FRONT OF WOOD PANELING]
YOUNG WOMAN 1: Thank you. Professors and staff of Middlesex Community College. Throughout this unprecedented semester, your unwavering support for both us and our education has been truly inspirational. Thank you.
[BROWN HAIRED WOMAN WITH GLASSES AND RED SHIRT SPEAKS TO CAMERA]
BROWN HAIRED WOMAN: To Middlesex Community College faculty and staff, your dedication and persistence, especially during this time of COVID, thank you for caring for us, your students and for all your extra effort during this time. It hasn't been easy and I want you to know that you're appreciated. Thank you.
[YOUNG WOMAN WITH SHORT BROWN HAIR, MAROON SWEATSHIRT (YOUNG WOMAN 2)]
YOUNG WOMAN 2: Hello everyone, I'd like to take a moment of your time to appreciate some of our amazing professors here at MxCC. Uh, I'm a student tutor at the ASC and I work with these professors often to better fulfill our students' needs, um, with their education so, Professor Carmona, thank you for being and email away for any questions I have to better assist our students and meet their learning needs. You always go out of your way to go above and beyond meeting students where they need to be met and giving them personalized teaching. Professor Quinlan, uh, I had you as a student at the end of last semester and I, as well as some student I've tutored, have expressed how well you transitioned online and making the online experience more similar to being in person in a classroom, which a lot of us prefer. So thank you for making this a lot easier for us. And finally, Professor Thomas, thank you for being really available to your students and having creative problem-solving ideas like the Microsoft Teams, uh, room for your students to ask questions for us in the ASC. You go above and beyond to fulfill the needs of your students so thank you.
[JACK HOWELL FROM FIRST SCENE ON SCREEN ALONE SPEAKS TO CAMERA]
JACK: I would like to express appreciation and gratitude for all the faculty and staff of Middlesex Community College. I work in the Academic Success Center as a tutor and I would like to especially acknowledge someone I noticed always went above and beyond to ensure the transition at this time was seamless for students and our services continued and that's Lisa Knapp-Wilson from the Academic Success Center. Uh, she, um, not only last spring, worked to make the transition as seamless as possible for all the students and tutors but even over the summer and this fall, optimized it even further to ensure that students have the best tutoring experience possible in this pandemic. So I'd like to acknowledge that. I also want to thank all the, um, faculty and staff on-ground at the campus, um, you know, exposing themselves potentially to the virus or, you know, just being out there, and um, especially, uh, the security officers and uh, just everyone on-ground and working from home, no matter where it's a difficult transition and I want to acknowledge that.
[SPLIT SCREEN WITH FOURS PEOPLE INCLUDING (FROM PREVIOUS SCENES) JACK, YOUNG WOMAN 1, BROWN HAIRED WOMAN, AND ANOTHER NEW YOUNG MAN.]
JACK: Thank you faculty and staff.
YOUNG WOMAN 1: Thank you professors.
YOUNG MAN: Thank you teachers and faculty for all your time and hard work.
BROWN HAIRED WOMAN: Thank you for all you've done for us and all students.
[ALL FOUR PEOPLE HOLD UP HAND WRITTEN SIGNS THAT SAY ‘YOU ARE APPRECIATED’ AND ‘THANK YOU’]
[FADE TO BLACK SCREEN WITH COLORED FIREWORKS IN BACKGROUND WITH WORDS ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAPPY NEW YEAR’. PIANO MUSIC PLAYS.]