NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The College of New Rochelle on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 recognized Shiyon Lee Mathew, of New Rochelle, a student in the School of Nursing, with a 2012 Ursuline Education Award for Service.
The Student Service Recognition Program is sponsored by the Ursuline Educational Services, a collaborative effort of Ursuline congregations to carry their educational traditions into this new millennium. According to the College’s Director of Campus Ministry, Helen Wolf, “Each recipient must have completed a specific act of service in the previous academic year.”
Whatever there is need, said Dr. Mary Alice Donius, Dean of the School of Nursing, in presenting the award, “Shiyon is there. She is Vice President of the Student Nurses’ Association that collects coats for the Oasis Shelter in New Rochelle, participates with Student Development’s Neighborhood Earth-Day Clean Up, and served as President of WILDE—Women In Lasting Defense of the Environment.”
Shiyon also coordinated the denim drive to benefit Cotton Inc., a company that converts denim fibers to make environmentally safe insulation for homes.
Shiyon is also a familiar face in Campus Ministry. She regularly assists in meal preparations for the Midnight Runs program, serves as lector at Catholic liturgies and volunteered as a Sacristan for the morning Masses in Holy Family Chapel at CNR.