Monroe College Hosts 27th Annual "Winter Wonderland" Celebration for Students and Their Families

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Monroe College continues its festive year-end tradition to delight the children of students, faculty, and staff

"Seeing the blissful joy and excitement in the eyes of the children is all the motivation we need to host this event year after year, and we are entirely thrilled to do so."

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today held its 27th Annual Winter Wonderland Celebration for students and their families.

In keeping with tradition, the college once again transformed its King Hall building on the Bronx campus into a winter wonderland filled with joyful holiday decorations, twinkling lights, artificial snow and Christmas trees. Faculty and staff members volunteered their time to decorate the building, dress as elves during the event, serve sugary treats, and entertain the 1,000 adults and children estimated to have attended. Gifts were provided to the children and those interested took photos with Santa.

“Our Winter Wonderland celebration is an eagerly anticipated event by everyone at Monroe, and this year was certainly no exception as evidenced by the great number of volunteers who quickly signed up and made sure it was our best one yet," said Stephen Jerome, President of Monroe College. "Seeing the blissful joy and excitement in the eyes of the children is all the motivation we need to host this event year after year, and we are entirely thrilled to do so."

The Winter Wonderland Celebration was a free event open to Monroe College students, faculty, and staff.

ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE
Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a student-centric learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe is among the leading higher education institutions in the country for graduating minority students.

Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. The institution was listed in the fall of 2013 by U.S. News & World Report as the most affordable ranked private college in New York State. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.

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