Sigma Phi Epsilon Collects Toys for Mt. Hope Family Center

Mt. Hope Family Center – When Dan Peterson ’12 and Yan Nuzbrokh ’14, learned that the Mt. Hope Family Center, where they both volunteer, was in need of new toys for the children they serve, the two Rochester undergrads went straight to their Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brothers. With Meliora Weekend right around the corner, they planned an impromptu toy drive, and members of the fraternity called home, asking their parents to raid their toy closets and bring as many gently used and new games, toys, and stuffed animals with them as they could when they came to visit for the weekend celebration. On Friday, Oct. 28, Sigma Phi brothers Matt Skurnick ’13 and Bjorn Ahbel ’13 (pictured above) dropped off the toys collected during their drive.

Story and photo courtesy of Mt. Hope Family Center

Rochester Students Get Cuddly with Campus Canines

Univ. Communications – On Monday, Oct. 3, Rochester students took a break from studying to visit with Sam, Billy, Taylor, and a host of other shaggy, furry guests during “Paws for Stress Relief.” The program, cosponsored by Active Minds and the UHS Health Promotion Office, brings Campus Canines therapy dogs to Rochester, providing students with cuddles, hugs and welcome relief from the stresses of academic life.

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