Berkeley College Honors Scholars Donate 2,000 Hours of Community Service
On September 15, 2015, Honors Scholars were recognized for more than academics at a Graduate Reception at the Chart House in Weehawken, NJ. The group clocked more than 2,000 hours of community service during this academic year, going far beyond the hours required each quarter.
Three scholars – Lois Lezuabah of Somerset, NJ; Pamela Macek of Wayne, NJ; and James Stokem of Haskell, NJ, contributed more than half the total hours of service, earning each of them special recognition. The students donated their time both within the College and in the community at-large, raising money for various charities, organizing clothing drives, and volunteering with churches or local service groups.
Other standout Honors Scholars include John Cedeño of Bergenfield, NJ, who donated bone marrow to save the life of a 13-year-old boy after learning about the donation process in his Bio-Ethics course at Berkeley College, and Antoinette Kassas of Paramus, NJ, who initiated a toy and clothing drive and travelled to Lebanon to distribute the 200 items to children living with cancer there.
Read more: Click here to read more about Honors Scholar Antoinette Kassas’s work in Lebanon.
Photo Caption: (Top) Berkeley College Honors Scholar Antoinette Kassas of Paramus, NJ, visits the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon to distribute toys and clothing donated by Berkeley College. Berkeley College Honors Scholars clocked more than 2,000 hours of community service during this academic year. (Above) Honors Scholar Lois Lezuabah (center) receives an Honors Service Award from Donald Kieffer, PhD, Dean, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts (left), and Byron Hargrove, PhD, Honors Program Director.