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GSA Organizes Successful Second Annual Snowman Project

a group of students in front of holiday wrapped gifts

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) in the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences hosted a holiday gift drive for Sheltering Arms, an organization working to strengthen the education, well-being, and development of vulnerable children, youth, and families across the New York metro area. A snowman trimmed with handwritten gift requests adorned the BSB lobby for members of the NYMC community to purchase. Faculty, students and staff rallied and 150 presents were collected and wrapped at gift trimming party on December 8. From left: Marianna Jolly, vice chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum; LaToya McLean, chair of community building; Fatima Arif, secretary; Kristopher Thompson, M.S. candidate; Charles White, president; Dana Weinstein, chair of the Graduate Student Research Forum; Joshua Vazhappilly, vice president; and Berlini Narampanawe, treasurer.