On November 17, the Hilbert Center for Career and Community Engagement hosted a Donate Life Summit on the Hilbert campus. The event welcomed over 70 high school students from seven local high schools to learn about the importance of organ donation in our communities.
This event was held in partnership with Unyts, Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Unyts established the Donate Life Club in 2004 to assist groups of students at area high schools in the planning, development, and implementation of a campaign to increase awareness about organ, tissue, and blood donation among their peers.
By participating in workshops during the event, the 70+ high school students who attended Hilbert’s Donate Life Club Summit in November were able to receive the knowledge necessary to help spread accurate information about the importance of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation to their school and home communities. The ultimate goal of Unyts and the Donate Life Club is to establish donation as a cultural norm.
Hilbert is proud to be hosting another Donate Life Club Summit on Tuesday, December 18th. For more information, please contact Rachel Wozniak at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (716) 926-8929.
Hawk Radio is throwing a party – and everyone’s invited! Join the Hawk Radio crew and special alumni guests for the Hawk Radio Legacy Party in the lower level of the Campus Center on Thursday, November 29th from 7:00-10:00 PM.
The party will feature a special LIVE broadcast with former on-air personalities, free food, a photo booth for all your Instagram-worthy moments, and games. Oh, and did we mention free food?
While you’re feeling the music at the party, you can also feel good about attending the event by donating much needed items to Compass House, a local organization near and dear to Hilbert’s heart. Hawk Radio will be collecting donations of personal items throughout the event to benefit this Western New York based not-for-profit, which provides young men and women shelter, counseling, and other services. While any donation is appreciated, a complete wish list of items can be found on the Compass House Website.
If you can’t make it to the celebration in person, you can prevent FOMO by listening in to the special live broadcast on Hawk Radio from any web browser (on any computer or mobile device) at http://hawkradio.hilbert.edu.
Two student organizations at Hilbert College, Enactus and Rotaract, held a dedication ceremony for “Mother Colette’s Crosswalk”. This project brought new flowers, plants, and landscaping to the area around Hilbert’s St. Clare Chapel.
Special thanks to the generous support of Kevin Monaco ’01 Proprietor of Monaco Enterprises Of WNY, Inc., for donating the plants & materials!
This community event was sponsored by the Student Government Association and featured crafts, games, activities, snacks, and lots of candy! Children and parents came in costume and everyone was a part of the Halloween parade, with prizes for all! Thank you to the student clubs and organizations that helped make this event a success.
The Hilbert College Enactus Presentation Team (Brendan Boechel, Lauren Carlin, Maggie Colern, Eric Flores, Calista Mis, Scott Phillips, Heidi Ploetz, and Justin Zwawa) was one of over 30 participating at the Regional Expo in Philadelphia, which is the first of five regional competitions held in the United States. The students represented Hilbert well and deserve to be commended for their efforts and accomplishment! Next up, the Enactus Team will travel to the National Expo in Kansas City on May 20-22.
(Submitted by Enactus and Professor Dan Roland)