Posted: November 29, 2017, 10:03pm
Every year, the incredible Graduate Student Government crew over on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for all of their constituents. Organizing one of the biggest events in the fall, the HSC team, made up of six directors, used the main dining center on campus and decorated all of the tables and walls with decorations and hand-made goods. I decided to head over to help them serve food and greet graduate students because I had heard amazing compliments about past year’s Thanksgivings – they did not disappoint. Every student was given a huge helping of turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, hot rolls, and the works! It was so nice meeting people who were pursuing degrees in medicine, physical therapy, health promotion, and more. They were all so grateful and caring, and the feeling of community was overwhelming.
We did more than just feed a couple hundred students. The HSC Director of Community Service had a station where people could make cards for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to give to kids and families. She was able to collect dozens of them, just in time for the holidays. Hopefully, we’ll plan on doing similar things on the University Park Campus next year. Many students are asking for more collaborative programming where they can meet peers from other schools/departments/programs/years, so it’s a huge goal of mine to partner with Undergraduate Student Government, Residential Student Government, and the many cultural centers (El Centro Chicano, the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Student Services, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center, etc.) to provide them with more opportunities to grow their networks. If you have any suggestions, send them my way to email@example.com!!
Published on November 29th, 2017
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