October 05, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
About three dozen students from four local colleges descended on Mount Saint Mary College the weekend of October 1 for Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador training.
Service to their fellow man was the focus for nearly three dozen students the weekend of October 1, as representatives of four area colleges and universities received Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador training at Newburgh’s Mount Saint Mary College.
Students from the Mount, Manhattan College, Caldwell University in Caldwell, N.J., and St. John’s University in New York City immersed themselves in charitable programs that Catholic Relief Services supports, including the organization’s “I AM Migration” campaign. The campaign is based on the mantra, “I AM the Cause, I AM the Solution.”
“Through this motto…students know that they are the voice of change,” noted Christina Mistretta of Brooklyn, N.Y., president of the Mount’s Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassadors.
In addition to Mistretta, Mount Saint Mary College students who participated in the training were: Megan Twohig of Edison, N.J.; Rachel Haas of Malone, N.Y.; Alberto Gilman of New Windsor, N.Y.; Debbie Francisco of Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico; Cailey Walls, Middle Village, N.Y.; Jennifer Turci of Plantsville, Conn.; Maria Pellegrino of Middle Village, N.Y., and Kate Whitfield of Garden City, N.Y.
Roger May, assistant director of Campus Ministry and staff adviser for the Mount’s Catholic Relief Services club, “was a great help in the planning of the training,” noted Mistretta.