Getting to know some of the clubs and organizations at York College.

by Niko Balkaran with Photos by Jeliza James

York College’s spring 2022 club fair was deemed a success by the clubs in attendance. While this semester had a lower attendance compared to previous years, many of the attendees said they were happy with the turnout as it was a sign things were returning to normal. 

“It was well attended, nice music, good food, and good people,” said Sheila Beverly-Skinner, York’s student activities coordinator.

There were many returning clubs and organizations, such as the Student Government Association and the Anime Club. New clubs like the York chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) were also on the floor.

“We’re here to serve and help colored people here in America, specifically here at York,” Rebekah Remy, president of the NAACP York chapter, said. “We’re here to have programs dealing with social issues, pop culture, people of color, of course, and community service-based projects.”

Here’s what other representatives had to say about their club.

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National Association of Black Accountants | Photo by Niko Balkaran

“The club is open for everyone; it doesn’t matter what race you are. And it’s also open to every business major. We host events where previous students of the club will give advice to current ones. There are also resume workshops.”

  • Mohammed Ruhan, accounting major
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Hassan Mehr, President of the Muslim Student Association | Photo by Niko Balkaran

“The two main assets of the club are the prayer area for the Muslim students to get together and to clear the misconceptions of Islam.”

  • Hassan Mehr, teaching major, president of MSA
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York’s Pre-Med Club Table | Photo by Niko Balkaran

“We’re about people who are interested in going to med school. We help people to find resources for dentistry also.”

  • Nish-Hoa Mullings, health sciences major, president of the Pre-Med Club
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SGA Table | Photo by Jeliza James

“We’re trying to get everything back up and running using our five-step plan. We’re bringing all the student’s problems to the president and vice president’s attention. We’re trying to make a change on campus.”

  • Mark Ogbuehi, political science major, senator
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Representatives of the Phi Phi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc | Photo by Jeliza James

“We do wonderful service projects whether they be here on the York campus and in the community. Phi Phi, in particular, has raised money and donated toiletries and clothing items to a local shelter in the southeast Queens area. We also offer scholarships and support young women academically, so they are able to pursue their high academic standards, graduate and obtain the careers they’re studying for.”

  • Lynda Jones-Johnson, president of Delta Beta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc
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Representatives of Red Shoes | Photo by Jeliza James

“We are the school’s dance team. We bring spirit to the school. We do West African, step, hip-hop, Caribbean dances, and house. We are a multicultural dance team.”

  • Quacy O’Perry, theater major and president of Red Shoes
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The Anime Club’s Table | Photo by Niko Balkaran

“We know that being in school is stressful, so we try to do things to make students less stressed like having fun, talking about anime, watching anime.”

  • Divad Smith, physical education major, president of the Anime Club
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Student Athlete Advisory Committee | Photo by Jeliza James

“I think the club fair was very helpful in recruiting more student athletes and students to participate and be more active.”

  • Nayelly Rojas, theater arts major, secretary of SAAC

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