Relay For Life at MC
Over the weekend a group of various student leadership organizations met up to raise money for Relay For Life of Manhattan College.
Next year’s Student Body President, Dorian Persaud, was one of the many student leaders in attendance.
“We work in conjunction with the American Cancer Society and host events on campus to raise money for them.” Persaud said.
A fair-like atmosphere filled the quad as a dunk tank, bounce house, and other fun activities were held to raise awareness and funds for the cause.
Two fraternities and two sororities took part in the event and finished in the top four of donators.
Delta Kappa Epsilon donated $2,841, Alpha Upsilon Pi 2016 donated $1,560, and Sigma Delta Tau donated $955 to round off the top 3.
Overall, 12 teams and 82 participants worked together to raise $6,052 for The American Cancer Society.
“A lot of us know many people whose lives have been touched by cancer in some way, shape, or form. We may have some way to go, but we can all help bring it to an end.” Persaud said.
Puppies are Back
The Beta Beta Beta Biologcal Honor Society brought Puppies on the Mini-Quad back to campus today.
Students could donate a minimum of five dollars for seven minutes with the puppies.
The puppies were for therapy and allowed students to relax for finals while enjoying their time with a puppy. The puppies were also in an enclosed space on the Mini-Quad so that they were not able to escape.
All the money raised will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Last Week of Classes
As the semester is progressing through May, students are getting ready to take their finals and head home for the summer.
Monday, May 9 operated on a Friday schedule, and today is the last day of regular classes.
Tomorrow will be the campus wide reading day, allowing students to study for finals which begin on Thursday, May 12 and end on Wednesday, May 18.