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Student News: 11/18/16



Hofstra Student Cassandra Mazzacco Volunteers At 2016 Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY—Cassandra Mazzacco of Orange, CT served as a Ticket Distribution volunteer during the first presidential debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016.  Along with a month-long series of panel discussions, lectures and performances on important election issues, the volunteer opportunity provided a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience that inspired students to engage in the democratic process and embrace their responsibility as citizens and voters.  Hofstra University is the only institution in the nation to host three consecutive presidential debates, and its 2016 debate was the most widely watched in American history.

Stevenson University Student Ariel Loewenthal Volunteered During Mustangs Make A Difference Day

Owings Mills, MD – Orange resident, Ariel Loewenthal, is one of the many students to participate in Stevenson University’s annual service day known as Mustangs Make A Difference (MMAD) Day.  MMAD Day is a university-wide day of service, where clubs and organizations on campus set up varying volunteer opportunities for students to participate in.  Some of the service activities included:  stream clean-up, book drive, bird feeders, and card making.  RISE came out on top with the most donations, collecting enough money to buy over 800 feminine hygiene products.  The National Residence Hall Honorary made nearly 300 flash cards to help students in need of learning aid.  M.I.L.E had the third most donations with 200 PB&J sandwiches made for Helping Up Mission in Baltimore City.  There was a total of $789 raised as a result of MMAD Day, and nearly 340 hours volunteered by students.  This is the largest success of the program so far!  Congratulations!


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