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CEIT Students Help Local Relief Efforts Following Hurricane Sandy


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

At the American Red Cross in Mineola. From the left, Michelin Janvier (student), Dean Robert Hannafin, Red Cross Agent, and Prof. Haeryun ChoiStudents, staff and faculty at the LIU Post College of Education, Information and Technology (CEIT) are assisting the local community with “Sandy Relief” and “Toys for Tots.” They aided the local community recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy by organizing a donation campaign of money, goods and time as volunteers. 

Dr. Robert Hannafin, dean of CEIT, said, “We are proud that our students take civic engagement and citizenship seriously and are assisting neighbors in their time of need.” Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1524 at LIU Post, an academic honor society association, along with educational professionals and students, also participated in this initiative to help the community with a generous cash donation to this fund.

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 Dean Hannafin, Professor Haeryun Choi, and Michelin Janvier, a student in CEIT's Speech Language Pathology and Audiology program, delivered the donations to the American Red Cross office in Mineola. They also delivered canned goods to the Village of Island Park, one of the hardest hit communities by Sandy. Several concerned LIU Post students helped out at local distribution sites to distribute goods.

At the Village of Island Park, where students, faculty and administrators dropped off donated goods. From the left, Prof. Haeryun Choi, Michelin Janvier, Laura (Distribution station staff)), and Dean Robert Hannafin.Student Michelin Janvier said, "It is important for me to be involved in my community because a community is like family,  we look out for one another in order to thrive. By helping your community you also help yourself. Aside from being a student, it is important to know the current needs of your community in order to practice civic virtue. Helping my community enables me to live as a responsible citizen in a free society."

Anastasia Karathanasis, a CEIT staff member, led the annual Toys for Tots campaign. Students, staff and faculty contributed new toys for children in the local community to brighten their holidays. Both of these CEIT projects provided opportunities for students to make a real difference and engage in the local community

Posted 12/21/2012

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