By University Relations Staff
NEWPORT, R.I. - "Summer Time Rewind" may have been the theme of the last dance of the semester May 4, but student organizers had a more worthwhile purpose - to raise money for the city's most needy families. The Student Government Association and the Multicultural Student Organization, who organized the dance, donated all proceeds to help families with children attending Sullivan Elementary School.
Students who attended the dance raised $1,000 toward the cause, and organizers purchased 10 Stop & Shop gift cards, each valued at $100, to donate to the school.
On Monday, May 7, MSO members Rose Albert '14 and Lynsey Wolf '14 joined MSO adviser Dr. Debra Curtis to meet with Sullivan School principal Mare Schulz and Mark McKenna, family services coordinator for East Bay Community Action Program, who is stationed at Sullivan School, to make the presentation.
McKenna accepted the gift cards and will be responsible for distributing to the school population's most needy families.
In addition to Curtis, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, the MSO is advised by Ralph Tavares, associate director of admissions and coordinator of multicultural student recruitment. The SGA adviser is Jen Jensen, assistant dean of students.