NCC Stands With Puerto Rico

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Nassau Community College (NCC) had 15 NCC students selected to participate in Gov. Cuomo's New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative service learning program during the summers of 2018 and 2019.

Making a Difference for Others, Students are Changing Their Own Lives

These students were selected out of approximately 5000 SUNY and CUNY student applications submitted across all 64 SUNY campuses. They travelled to Puerto Rico for varying amounts of time, ranging from two weeks to 3 months, on separate deployment periods between June and August, worked as part of the recovery and rebuilding initiative, completed some supplemental academic coursework, many of whom earned 3 college credits. All academic, travel, lodging, and most food expenses were fully covered. NCC is very proud of all our students who applied and especially of those selected to serve.

In speaking with several of them upon their return, they all expressed how it was a ‘life changing experience’ and that it ‘opened their eyes’ to the devastation of what happened in PR and how humbled they felt to be part of a mission to help rehabilitate homes and communities. Students highly recommended that their peers all commit to this type of experience in order to help and serve – but also to learn from the individuals and families affected by their losses.

⬇︎ Find Out How This Trip Changed Our Student's Lives.

The 2019 Students Selected to Make a Difference

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Channelle Farquharson

Nursing Major

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Heather Merrigan

Art Major

Heather's Testimonial
Rebbecca Seavey Image

Rebbecca Seavey

Liberal Arts Major

Rebbecca Testimonial
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Victor Hillergren

Legal Studies Major

Victor's Testimonial
 Danielle Bozniglia - Music Major | Jason Colato - Liberal Arts Major | Crystal Huang, Liberal Arts Major

The 2018 Students Selected to Make a Difference

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Andy Diaz

Accounting Major

Andy's Testimonial
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Veronica Claros Iglesias

Nursing Major

Veronica's Testimonial
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Steven Lundi

Liberal Arts Major

Steven's Testimonial

Maryah Desir
Adolescent Education major

Patrick Fajen
Construction Management major

Kristel Garces
Media major

Jackson Groom
Engineering major

Karlynn Pina
Physical Therapist Assistant major

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