WCCC Math Honor Students Show They Care

Pictured, from left, are Warren County Community College Mu Alpha Theta founder and advisor Dr. Joseph Phillips, President Rebecca Lambert, and members Raphael Iuzzolino, Jayne Houston, Robert Capaldo, Stevi Irwin, Joshua Wallace, and Jamil Alviola, among collected clothing donations in support of United Way.

Members of Warren County Community College’s mathematics honor society, Mu Alpha Theta, volunteered to help the homeless at the recent United Way’s Day of Caring in Phillipsburg.

The students organized a winter clothing and food drive at the college in support of the United Way’s Project Homeless Connect.  The group delivered the donated items to the event at St. Philip and St. James Church where they spent the day helping to provide for the county’s homeless.  

WCCC’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta has been supporting the United Way and its Day of Caring for the past six years.  This is the seventh Project Homeless Connect that the students have participated in.  They are committed to providing warm winter clothes and food to Warren County’s homeless for the foreseeable future. 

I couldn’t be more proud of these students. remarked Dr. Joseph Phillips, the founder and advisor of the college’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta.  “I am amazed at the level of care and compassion demonstrated by these dedicated students who took time away from their studies to help those less fortunate. 

Mu Alpha Theta is the national mathematics honor society for high schools and two-year colleges.  It has over 103,000 student members in more than 2,100 schools worldwide.  Its goals are to inspire keen interest in mathematics, develop strong scholarship in the subject, and promote the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

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