Press Releases

March 31, 2003
College Honored in University-wide Blood Challenge

Patricia Conway
(631) 287 8313
Fax: (631) 283 4081

A ceremony was held this past week to award Southampton College a 60" television for winning a Long Island University-wide blood drive.

Last fall, blood drives were held on the Southampton, C.W. Post and Brooklyn campuses to meet the urgent need for blood in the community. As an incentive, the University pledged to award the television, generously donated by P.C. Richard & Sons, to the campus with the highest rate of participation. Southampton College collected 200 pints of blood, winning over the other two campuses.

Student leaders, campus administrators and faculty were praised by Long Island University President Dr. David Steinberg and a representative from Long Island Blood Services for their determination and efforts in getting the local community involved. They were commended for their recognition of the important need for blood and their tremendous school spirit, as students and a blood-drop mascot visited dormitories, classrooms and administrative buildings, encouraging students, faculty members and administrators to join in the campus-wide effort. Students also posted notices in the local area and ran a telephone campaign to remind donors about their appointments.

The College will hold another blood drive on April 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the College's Wood Hall. The public is invited to donate. For an appointment, contact (631) 287-8363.