Nov 27 2012
NYIT students around the world have been active in November, participating in a cultural immersion, volunteer work and hurricane relief events in Manhattan; a Thanksgiving food drive in Central Islip, N.Y.; health education sessions in Old Westbury, N.Y.; and a performance of Native American song and dance in Nanjing, China.
Students from the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at NYIT-Manhattan have been busy serving up smiles, raising money for hungry children, and breaking barriers and building bridges. They are pictured volunteering at a soup kitchen. Read more.
NYIT-Nanjing students enjoyed a performance by the Chinle Valley Singers on Nov. 15 at the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture. The group performed Navajo songs and dances.
Senior nursing students held health promotion and education sessions on Nov. 14 for NYIT students at the Old Westbury campus. Pictured is Charlene Harris performing a blood pressure screening. The nursing students, who are enrolled in a community health nursing course, also provided information on STDs, nutrition, breast cancer screenings, and diabetes.
On Nov. 10, nine NYIT students, two guests, and two staff members met in Sunset Park Brooklyn at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, one of several Occupy Sandy relief hubs located throughout New York City. Pictured (left to right): Kayla Harley (guest), Carine Harley (B.S. '12), an NYIT-HEOP alumna and a member of Chi Alpha Epsilon, Diane Moya, Daniel Dixson (guest), Benjamen Chen, Rafael Martinez, Jaishel Linch Bennett (HEOP student), and Vanderie Vielie (HEOP counselor). Read more.
Students from NYIT's Vocational Independence Program sponsored a successful food drive at a supermarket as part of the program's Dare to Care campaign and Social Action Group. Pictured are student-volunteers Alex Prautzsch and Adam Shapiro. Proceeds were donated to a food pantry in Central Islip, N.Y., just in time to contribute to Thanksgiving baskets and feed an additional 30 families who were on a wait list.