SNHU Chinese Students Raise Thousands for Earthquake Victims

Monday, June 09, 2008
SNHU Communications Office


    Contacts: Gregg Mazzola
    Director of Communications
Southern New Hampshire University                                                                       


SNHU Chinese Students
Raise Thousands for Earthquake Victims

Manchester, N.H. (June 9, 2008) – Three days after a devastating earthquake hit China’s Sichuan Province, Southern New Hampshire University’s Chinese student community raised $12,000 on campus to assist in the relief effort. SNHU has the largest international student population north of Boston with 670 students representing 72 countries.

“Everyone watching the heartbreaking coverage of the earthquake was touched, but with over 200 Chinese students in our campus community, the pain was acutely felt on campus,” said SNHU President Paul J. LeBlanc. “Helping our Chinese students to raise funds was a tangible way to do something when everyone felt so helpless.”

The three-day fundraiser was held in the Student Center and the university contributed $2,000 to the effort. The donation was sent to Red Cross China.

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