College Of New Rochelle Recognizes Student Volunteer

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Shiyon Lee Mathew, of New Rochelle, a student in the School of Nursing at The College of New Rochelle, was awarded the 2012 Ursuline Education Award for Service, the school announced. Photo Credit: Courtesy of The College of New Rochelle

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – A nursing student at the College of New Rochelle was given the Ursuline Education Award for Service for her volunteer efforts in the community.

Shiyon Lee Matthew of New Rochelle was honored through the Student Service Recognition Program, sponsored by the Ursuline Educational Services. Dean of the School of Nursing Dr. Mary Alice Donius said that, whenever there is need, “Shiyon is there.”

Matthew is vice president of the Student Nurses’ Association that collects coats for the Oasis Shelter in New Rochelle, participates with Student Development’s Neighborhood Earth-Day Clean Up and served as president of WILDE – Women in Lasting Defense of the Environment. In addition, Matthew coordinated a denim drive to benefit Cotton Inc., a company that converts denim fibers to make environmentally sound insulation for homes.

In Campus Ministry, Matthew regularly assists in meal preparations for the Midnight Runs program, serves as lector at Catholic liturgies and volunteered as a Sacristan for the morning masses in Holy Family Chapel at the college.

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