Comfort for Cancer Survivors
By Pat Gregoire '14
Conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances have set a high standard for the Medaille College athletic department. The Mavericks’ greatest impact, however, has been away from play as they care for others in the Western New York community.
Medaille’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a council of student athletes promoting unity between the student body through athletics, and most importantly, service to their community.
“The SAAC has an opportunity to make an impact on the lives of the student athletes and those around us,” says Karen Shaddock, interim assistant athletic director, sports information director and SAAC advisor. “Volunteering in the community for different causes helps to put our lives in perspective. We tend to get caught up with school, work and sports that we forget how fortunate we are. We need to be proud of the place we live.”
Shaddock, associate athletic director Laura Edholm and the SAAC executive board wanted to get involved in service with breast cancer patients and survivors during the month of October. Shaddock, Edholm and student athletes worked together to make blankets to be donated to the Breast Cancer Network of Buffalo.
“We wanted to do something we haven’t done before and give our student athletes the chance to get their hands dirty, so to speak,” says Edholm. “Wanting to keep things local, I called an organization I had heard about and made the connection.”
Edholm, SAAC executives and other student athletes traveled to the Clarence United Methodist Church to present blankets to facilitators of the network during a luncheon. The service work does not end there; SAAC has many other events planned for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. Upcoming events include play days with kids at Women and Children’s Hospital and volunteering at a local soup kitchen. Shaddock and members of the men’s lacrosse team are also planning a Bald for Bucks event next semester.
“Our goal for SAAC this year is to give back to the community as much as possible,” concludes Shaddock. “I look for the student athletes’ feedback for the types of events to participate in because I would like them to be passionate about the causes for which they volunteer.”
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Some snapshots of this historical day in Medaille College athletics.
Medaille Professor Receives American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist AwardDr. Keith Klostermann has been selected to receive an American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist award in Child and Adolescent Counseling.
Medaille Professor and PsyD Student Collaborate With Local Psychologist for an Article in Archives of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences JournalAssistant Professor in the marriage and family therapy program Keith Klostermann, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC and current PsyD student Emma Papagni collaborated with local psychologist Theresa Mignone, Ph.D., to author “Ethical Decision Making in Marriage and Family Therapy: A Model for Supervisees.”
Medaille’s Black Student Union and Student Government Association Honor Black History Month With a Series of EventsMedaille College’s Black Student Union and Student Government Association are honoring Black History Month with a series of events on campus this February.
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