With union hospital membership from Day One! The Speed Staffing System™, Allen School’s free-to-all-users, online staffing solution, launched an early start to the holiday season providing a great reason for Certified Nursing Assistant/Nurse Technician candidates Tracey Spencer (Brooklyn), Alscott Brown (Queens) and Monica Lopez (Queens) to give additional thanks on Thanksgiving. Better than a stack of presents under a Christmas tree, were the words, “You’re hired!” spoken by the interviewer at Long Island College Hospital, on November 21, 2007, the day before Thanksgiving to the three graduates. Even more thrilling was that the special words were spoken at the initial interview!
Allen School celebrity charity walkers join Whoopie Goldberg to fight AIDSThere were television cameras and reporters everywhere at the start of the annual NY Aids Walk, a 10K (6.21 miles) event on Sunday, May 20, 2007. Under a giant arch of orange, blue and yellow balloons at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, despite the chilly, grey and rainy day, Allen School students, administrators and faculty were out in full force along with 45,000 other participants, including Whoopie Goldberg with her four bodyguards. It is not certain that celebrity Whoopie made it onto the evening news, but some of the superstar Allen School students reported seeing themselves on the news that evening.
Two “good men” from the Sixth Communications Battalion Barracks in Brooklyn came to the Brooklyn campus of the Allen School on December 11, 2007, to pick up a “tank full” of toys donated by staff and students to the Marines’ Toys For Tots program. Sergeant Richard Lahey and Corporal Jesse Guilbe were in full dress blues and were greeted by Carmen Mitchell-Bey, Assistant to the Director of the Brooklyn campus, who organized the project in the same fashion that a Marine general would implement to rally the troops. The mission of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program is to collect toys, during October through December each year, and to distribute them to needy children at Christmas, in communities in which the individual campaigns are conducted. Ms Carmen and the students filled seven giant sacks stuffed with dolls, stuffed animals, trucks, puzzles and a battery of lead-free toys, each selected to put a smile on a child’s face at Christmas.