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Winners of 'Albright Idol' to Record Singles

Student musicians in genres from rock to gospel performed to a packed Memorial Chapel in the second "Albright Idol" competition in early December. Winners were chosen in four categories: band, instrumentalist, male vocalist and female vocalist. All winners will have a single recorded and produced through Lion Records, the College's recording label.

Albright College Collects Supplies, Holds Benefit Concert
for Victims of Superstorm Sandy

Victims of Superstorm Sandy in Ocean County, N.J., received a van full of donated items from Albright students, staff and faculty in mid-November. Coordinated by the Volunteer Center, the collection drive brought in supplies such as water, non-perishable food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, clothing, gift cards and more.

The items were delivered to the Stafford Township Storm Relief Center in Manahawkin, N.J., by Rebecca Morrow, director of the Volunteer Center, and Sgt. Walt Weniger, Public Safety. The center is serving storm victims in the southern Ocean County communities of Long Beach Island, Beach Haven West and Waretown.

Albright Shirk Scholars and Coleman Scholars helped to organize and pack the items in boxes and load them in the van.

"While we were touring the facility," Morrow said, "we overheard a conversation an older woman was having with one of the relief center coordinators about her home. She had just been allowed to visit her home for the first time and she was devastated. It was sad to see, but it was nice to know that she will be helped with the donations from Albright and so many others."

Lion Records, Albright's student-run record label, and the Dean of Students Office also presented "Come Together," a benefit concert on Nov. 29, to raise funds to aid victims in shelters in Lindenhurst, N.Y.; Toms River, N.J.; Queens, N.Y.; Plainfield, N.J.; and Manhattan, N.Y. Twelve student acts performed.


Pat SasseParents and Alumni Seeking Students (PASS) is a volunteer program that enables alumni and parents to share their
enthusiasm about Albright with collegebound students. In "PASS Corner" we highlight those individuals who make the PASS program possible.

Getting to Know: Patrick A. Sasse '02

Education: B.A., English-secondary education certification; M.Ed., Wilkes University; Principal's certification, Cabrini College

Employment : Assistant Principal, Wilson School District

In what PASS volunteer opportunities do you participate? I have volunteered in correspondence with accepted students; accepted student receptions, and have spoken on alumni panels at various Admission office open houses.

Why do you volunteer for the PASS Program? It was the face-to-face interaction and the feeling of welcome
from ALL Albrightians that made my decision to come to Albright so easy. I hope that my interactions can provide a
prospective student with that same "at home" feeling.

Why do you encourage others to contribute to the PASS Program? Getting involved reaffirms one's fond memories of their college days. In addition, PASS events can serve as the significant moment that helps a young person make his or her decision.


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