Students at SLCC’s Gulf Area campus in Abbeville practice social distancing during Tuesday’s orientation.
Lawana Stokes welcomed students back to the South Louisiana Community College Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville during an orientation Tuesday morning.
This week marked the first time Stokes, the campus director, had been able greet students in person since the COVID-19 pandemic shut things down in early spring.
“It’s been a long journey,” Stokes told dozens of students, all of whom spread out in the campus’ courtyard. “We haven’t been here since March.”
Stokes said it is exciting to see the students back, but it didn’t come without preparation.