Hancock Field News Briefs
Cell Phones for Soldiers
The Hancock Field Campus is participating in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. They are the drop-off site where students, faculty and community members can donate used devices that the campus then gives back to the charitable organization in exchange for calling cards. These calling cards are a convenient way for soldiers to call home from overseas. Columbia College-Hancock Field hopes to achieve a donation goal of 500 cell phones by mid-September. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans.
Columbia College K-Rockathon is a popular annual rock concert held in Syracuse, at the New York State Fairgrounds. Hancock Field had an opportunity to sponsor the website, which gave them online ad space as well as a banner at the event. As a vendor, the campus set up a table and distributed Columbia College promotional items to concert-goers. Roughly 20,000 music fans attended the event. From left to right: Kelly Kugler, campus admissions manager, Samantha Abbott, administrative assistant, Dr. Scott Vinciguerra, campus director, and Corey Gasparini, administrative assistant at the K-Rockathon
The Hancock Field campus will be participating in an Alzheimer’s Walk on September 29. Staff has developed a walking team and students and faculty are encouraged to participate in the charitable event.