Amateur Manicurists' Handiwork Raises More Than $640 for Charity

Published 03.27.2015

Student News

Phi Mu Delta's Dakotah J. Hewston, a renewable energy technologies major from Dingmans Ferry, diligently plies his craft.A young member of the Class of Whenever joins in the philanthropic fun.Brothers in arms, joined at check-in, are (from left) Nicholas S. Choiniere, a welding and fabrication engineering technology major from Millbury, Mass.; Michael L. Spear, of Erie, information technology: network specilaist concentration; Semeon R. DeBarros, Rosedale, N.Y., applied management; and Alexander R. Wetzel, an industrial and human factors design student from Sunbury. Choiniere and Spear are from Sigma Nu, DeBarros from Sigma Pi, and Wetzel (president of the Inter-Fraternity Council) represents Phi Mu Delta.Second-shift custodian Sandra L. Miele encourages Michael A. Coletti, a Sigma Pi member and technology management major from Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Penn College's second annual "Man-i-Cures" fundraiser, in which fraternity brothers paint fingernails for a cause, resulted in $642 in contributions to be shared by six charities. For a $5 donation during the two-day event, each "salon" patron could pick his or her color based on the chosen charity: purple for suicide prevention, for which $172 was raised; pink for breast cancer prevention, $127; teal for sexual assault awareness, $117; blue for Autism Speaks, $82; gold for the THON fight against pediatric cancer, $82; red for AIDS Resource, $62. Eyewitness News reporter Valerie Tysanner visited the Bush Campus Center for a piece that premiered Tuesday evening and was aired several more times throughout the news cycle.
Photos by Dalaney T. Vartenisian, student photographer, and Morgan N. Keyser, a graphic design major from Cogan Station