An end-of-semester tradition continues on Friday, Dec. 9, when SUNY Cortland faculty and staff members serve the Midnight Breakfast to students on the last day of classes.
The breakfast, which runs from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Neubig Hall, is cooked and served by volunteers from across campus. The menu includes eggs, bacon, potato rounds and pancakes, as well as other breakfast staples.
Tickets to the breakfast cost $1 with proceeds from the event being donated to a Student Government Association scholarship in Mike Holland’s memory. Holland, who died on Oct. 29, was a longtime supporter of Midnight Breakfast.
“Mike took great joy with not only the student interaction, but also in ensuring that the event itself was a success,” said Eamon O’Shea, the security systems coordinator for the University Police Department. “His presence will be missed this year, but the Midnight Breakfast committee is pleased to be able to announce that the proceeds from the event will be donated in Mike’s memory.”
O’Shea said that the event is usually attended by 800 to 1,000 students and offers a great way for faculty and staff to interact with students in a social setting.
The serving line will feature perennial volunteers including College President Erik J. Bitterbaum and Recreational Sports Director Julian Wright. Chief of Police Steven Dangler and Mike Pitaro, acting director of the Student Conduct Office, will be among those preparing food.
The committee is seeking volunteers to staff the event. Those interested in helping to provide the students with a fun, safe way to unwind from the semester can contact O’Shea by email.