January 25, 2013
Did you know that Northampton Community College (NCC) is home to 130 students from over 40 countries? Many of them live in Residence Hall, which is why the Office of Residence Life decided to hold a Heritage Day on January 23 in the dorms.
Students were asked to speak about their home countries as well as share a food dish. Over 50 students attended the event and enjoyed the international food, music and presentations.
The presenters where: Bruno Pimentel from Brazil, Omimah Afrani from Morocco, Chun Pun from China, Jung Park from Korea, Nadeem Baig from Pakistan, Danish Pathan from India and Zhara Mohammed from Yemen. Other students who helped out at the event by serving food were Jordan Thomas, Katie Schikling, and Natalie Leon.
Residence Life student staff members Hamdy Agha and Martina Rivers created and lead the program. They enlisted the help of the other student community assistants and mentors. Together they managed to find the time even while they were in the midst of weeklong training for their roles to provide support to fellow students living in residence halls.
"Their hard work showed off when they pulled off such a great event. I am very proud of my students and their dedication to the job," Gregory Martin, resident director, said. "It is our collective responsibility to ensure NCC continues to be an institution that strives to broaden the experiences, skills, and knowledge of its students. If we all take on the responsibility with programs like these, I have full faith the College will continue to shine brightly for future students."
The Residence Life Community Assistant and Mentors are: Hamdy Agha, Shaquille Boyd, Phillisa Matthews, Vivian Morales, Charlie Moronski, Natalie Leon, Martina Rivers, and Jordan Thomas. They are supported by Resident Life professional staff Janelle Howey, Bruce Kheler, Gregory Martin, Catherine Rue, and Wendy Watkins.
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