Celebrating The Mission: With Great Gusto and Patience Every Day

As the campus celebrates Mission Month this April, the College reflects on some of Manhattan’s many mission-inspired works that occurred throughout the year.

Each April, a number of campus events will be featured as part of Manhattan College’s annual Mission Month, a month-long celebration of the legacy of Saint John Baptist de La Salle who inspires our mission.

The lectures, presentations, performances, discussions and other events highlight the hallmarks of our Lasallian heritage: excellence in teaching; respect for human dignity; reflection on faith and its relation to reason; an emphasis on ethical conduct; and commitment to social justice.

Part of our Mission Month is to recognize students who volunteer and serve others, contributing in many ways to building up the human family — as well as faculty, staff, administrators and alumni who live the mission according to their talents and interests, taking leadership roles throughout Greater New York City and beyond. To celebrate, Manhattan reflects on a few of the many mission-inspired contributions they’ve made this year.

Engineering Students Deliver Safe Drinking Water to Refugees in Mexico City

During a collaborative course with Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, 12 engineering students engaged in service projects that helped further their understanding across cultures and curriculums.

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Students Serve Their Brothers and Sisters Abroad in El Salvador

A group of Jaspers were immersed in the culture and education of the Central American country through one of the College’s newest L.O.V.E. trips.

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Engineers Help Bring Clean Water to Lasallian Community in Haiti

Using their expertise on water filtration systems, two students and their professor visited a Lasallian school and Brothers community to advise on infrastructure.

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Lasallians Abroad: Jaspers Connect with Cuba, Discover Unshakeable Bonds

During a weeklong multifaceted study abroad experience in Havana, Cuba, more than a dozen Jaspers discover Lasallian resolve after 50 years of restricted religious practice.

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Manhattan College Hosts Youth Homelessness and Human Trafficking Presentation

Guest speaker Kevin Ryan is CEO and president of Covenant House, an international organization that provides essential care and vital services to homeless, abandoned, abused, trafficked and exploited youth.

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Manhattan College Celebrates Collegewide Day of Service

The College’s Campus Ministry and Social Action office is working to expand local service programming for students.

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Manhattan College Named a Global Campus by Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services recognizes Manhattan College’s commitment to social justice through a wide range of student-led programs and events..

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Manhattan College Teams Up With Alum to Give Local Middle School Students a Roadmap to Success

DREAM University, a new five-week literacy and physical education program at Manhattan College, helps students maintain skill sets and active lifestyles during the summer.

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Manhattan College Cultivating Next Generation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Students and Educators

A new center for educators backed by the National Science Foundation, combined with Manhattan’s tried and true programs for high school students, keep the College at the forefront of STEM education.

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Manhattan College Students Offer Complimentary Tax Services to Qualified Bronx Residents

Business students volunteer with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Northwest Bronx Resource Center in the Bronx for duration of tax season.

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Iraqi War Veteran Hopes To Foster PTSD Healing in Westchester Community

Manhattan graduate student Fred Muniz Jr. ’16 is working to open a clinic that specializes in veteran family counseling.

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Manhattan Student Writes Children’s Book to Raise MS Awareness

Mommy, MS and Me, a new children’s book written by religious studies major Stephanie Garcia ’15, is designed to create a dialog.

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Bronx Native John McMahon ’73 Leads Urban Youth Programming

The Manhattan College alumnus has served as a longtime board member at the Fresh Air Fund.

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Young Alum Combines Service with Sustainability to Make Mark in Green Building Design

Just 11 years out of college, Josephine Zurica ’03 was named the new principal of Dagher Engineering.

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Five Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Accept Post-Graduate Service Opportunities

Anthony DiCesare, Tegan Nelson, Carlos Orbe, Ivy Seraphin and Kathleen White will begin a year of service this fall.

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By MC Staff