Niagara University Students Offering Helping Hands To Impoverished Children In Haiti
Five Niagara University students are spending a portion of the summer in Haiti, deploying the knowledge they’ve ascertained during their collegiate studies to assist children in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.
Morgan Dahlberg (of Farmington, Connecticut), Ana Diaz (Kitchener, Ontario), Marla Ernest (New Windsor, N.Y.), Amber Mis (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) and Brianna Smith (Syracuse, N.Y.) are serving as summer camp instructors at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, an educational institution founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan in Saint-Marc.
The NU students were chosen from a pool of more than 20 applicants for the seven-week internship. They are joined by Dr. Michelle Ciminelli, associate professor of education at Niagara University, Dr. Henrik Borgstrom, NU’s interim associate provost, and Adam Seecoomar, a student from Duke University. Dahlberg, Diaz and Smith are education majors, while Ernest is studying hospitality and tourism management and Mis is focused on business.