A Summary: MUPASS in 2016

The year of 2016 was a success for the Monmouth University Physician Assistant Student Society. We were able to develop relationships with those at the university, those in the community, and various charities.

MUPASS members contributed to Monmouth University’s Trunk or Treat, which was an event that allowed local children were able to trick-or-treat from and interact with Monmouth University students (pictured below).

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MUPASS ran a canned food drive and delivered 75 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Members of MUPASS were able to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and give back to the community by building houses in Long Branch.

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The organization was also able to sponsor a blood drive to contribute to the Central Jersey Blood Bank and host a blood pressure screening at the Monmouth University Graduate Building (pictured above).

Members of MUPASS supported Monmouth’s Student Advocating Girls Education (SAGE) at their annual 5K (pictured below). The organization contributed to Monmouth’s Toys for Tots drive and wrote letters to Macy’s for donations to Make-a-Wish Foundation during the holidays.

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We increased our undergraduate members to 34 and were able to provide guidance for the pre-physician assistant undergraduate students.

In the year 2016,  MUPASS established a relationship with Serenity Hospice Care allowing students to volunteer their time with terminally-ill patients in the community. IF you have any interest in volunteer with Serenity Hospice Care, feel free to email s1105396@monmouth.edu for more information.

For the year of 2017, MUPASS will be holding a blood drive to contribute to the Central Jersey Blood Bank. It will take place on Wednesday, March 8th from 2-7:30 pm at the Monmouth University Graduate Building. For more information, email MUPASS president, Lisa Ercolano, at s0812825@monmouth.edu. The organization will also be hosting a raffle on March 31st with ticket sales starting soon! The prizes will be:

Grand Prize: $500 Visa Giftcard

Second Prize: Our Team Fitness one month gym membership worth $250

Third Prize: Cetaphil Skin Care Basket, worth $200

Fourth Prize: $100 gift card for Porta Pizzeria in Asbury Park

Stay tuned for more information on the raffle and further activities in 2017!

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