PHILIPSBURG:--- The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) is proud to announce that more than 200 students and faculty participated in Community Action Day (CAD) last
weekend, during which medical school students participated in volunteer activities and events to support and give back to the Sint Maarten community.
This year’s event marked the first in-person CAD since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Students participated in events such as packing food with
the K-1 Britannia Foundation, re-launching the Body SMAART program with the Philipsburg Jubilee Library, leading youth activities, and assisting the AIDS Foundation of Sint Maarten with HIV testing.
“I am honored to have coordinated this year’s Community Action Day in an effort to re-engage with the Sint Maarten community after a year-long disruption due to the pandemic,” said Natalie Humphrey, Ph.D., CEAP, the new Assistant Dean of Community Engagement for AUC. “We are so thankful to Sint Maarten for embracing our students, and we look forward to giving back in a meaningful way through other similar events in the future.” Humphrey
added, “The students have a passion for service to others and were so thrilled to give back to these organizations and connect with the people of Sint Maarten.”