The Power of Helping Students

India Carr

India Carr is the beneficiary of the generosity of employees at Onondaga Community College. She’s won $250 on her Lazer Card. The money is a gift from OCC employees donated on National Philanthropy Day. “I am over the moon about winning this. The money is going to help out a lot. I’ve scoped out supplies and textbooks in the bookstore I may use the money on.”

Carr was one of 10 winners announced March 1 in the Gordon Student Center during the OCC Foundation’s “Show Me The Money” event. During those festivities, the OCC Foundation announced funds raised for both Phi Theta Kappa’s “Completion and Transfer Fund” and the Student Association’s “Semester Start-Up Fund.” Money generated is a direct result of employee donations.

Carr is a 2011 graduate of Henninger High School who earned a Photography degree from OCC in 2013. She returned to OCC in the fall 2016 semester to begin pursuing a Nursing degree. She entered in the contest to win $250 after hearing about it from the embedded tutor in her Anatomy class whom she meets with regularly in the Learning Center. “I’m in the process of writing a thank you note. The sheer fact people were so kind and willing makes you me want to go out and give back to someone else. I’m all about doing to others what you would want done to yourself.”

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