School of Education Supports Student Leaders!

14_SchoolofEducation_TurkeyTrot_2The School of Education Team “Cool Cats/Hats” participated for the second year in the Turkey Trot annual fundraiser and this year brought home (to the office) two coveted awards!

The Office of Community Engagement and Student Programs once again organized a “Turkey Trot” to benefit Lehman L.I.F.E. (Leaders Involved For Everyone). All proceeds provide students with travel scholarships to help communities in need in Florida, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India and Nicaragua.

The School of Education won both the “Greatest Fundraiser” award and the “First Place Team” spirit award (with a gold turkey on top). And thanks to donations from Buildings and Grounds, we also won two frozen turkeys, which were immediately donated to the POTS community dining room.

14_SchoolofEducation_TurkeyTrot_Fayne_Qian_McNameeThanks to all the School of Education faculty and staff who contributed to this fundraising effort! We all cheer the student leaders who will go out into the world and make a difference.

Finally, special thanks to our team of hat-wearing, spirited walkers — all who followed in the speed walking footsteps of Dean Niki Fayne and Cat-in-the-Hat wearing Associate Dean Gaoyin Qian, to walk a mile around the Lehman College South Field track! While Dr. Abby McNamee inspired us with her towering purple hat. Also crossing the finish line were (in top photo from right to left): Iris, Naliza, Leslie, Barbara, Carmen, Elvani, Laura, Orlando and Serigne.14_SchoolofEducation_TurkeySupporters