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03-02-2012

Clarkson University Students Support Food Pantries in Saranac Lake Area

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Students from Clarkson University’s Community of Underrepresented Professional Opportunities office recently conducted a drive for food pantries in the Saranac Lake, N.Y., area.

Tiyi Brewster, Anthony Gebo, Keisha Pierre-Lys, Ryan Lewis, and Nick PolancoClarkson community members donating food were given a chance to win a Kindle Fire, as food was collected across campus at the Community of Underrepresented Professional Opportunities office, the Higher Education Opportunity Program office, the Student Success Center, and the Institutional Diversity Initiatives offices.

Angel Merchan, a computer engineering major from Newark, N.J., won the Kindle. The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers brought in the most cans of all professional societies on campus.

On February 25, six students, Tiyi Brewster, an environmental science and policy major from Brooklyn, N.Y., Anthony Gebo, a bimolecular science major from Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Keisha Pierre-Lys, a biology major from Queens, N.Y., Ryan Lewis, a mechanical engineering major from Plymouth Meeting, Pa., Nick Polanco , an engineering and management major from New York, N.Y., and Domonique Powell, a financial information analysis major from Bronx, N.Y., traveled to Saranac Lake to deliver five large boxes of food and to participate in a musical benefit for the food pantries.

The concert raised over $2,000 and much needed food for pantries in Saranac Lake, Vermontville, Paul Smiths and Duane, N.Y.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Students from Clarkson University’s Community of Underrepresented Professional Opportunities office recently conducted a drive for food pantries in the Saranac Lake, N.Y., area. Left to right: Tiyi Brewster, Anthony Gebo, Keisha Pierre-Lys, Ryan Lewis, and Nick Polanco (not present: Domonique Powell).

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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