More than $1,000 was raised for the local chapter of the American Red Cross when SUNY Cortland’s Student Affairs Connections Committee hosted a Midnight Breakfast on May 12.
Faculty and staff members prepared and served breakfast foods to 1,019 students from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. at Neubig Dining Hall, offering them a break during the study days preceding finals week. One-dollar donations were requested at the door, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.
“Midnight Breakfast is intended to be a stress relief for the students, many of whom use the meal as a study break with some coming from off-campus to enjoy a meal with friends,” said Midnight Breakfast Planning Committee Chair Sandra Wohlleber.
The food was prepared and served by faculty and staff volunteers, including President Erik J. Bitterbaum, Provost Mark Prus and more than two dozen others.
“There’s a strong rapport between the students, faculty and staff during the breakfast,” said Wohlleber. “Along with great food and service the students receive friendly, positive encouragement.”
Participating faculty and staff members included:
Event sponsors included ASC, SUNY Cortland Athletics Department, the Division of Institutional Advancement, Residence Life and Housing Office, the Student Activities Board, Student Government Association and the Vice President for Student Affairs Office.