ECC Partners with West Orange Women’s Club to Benefit Students

ECC student-athletes with members of the West Orange Women’s Club


Essex County College’s international student-athletes generally remain at their dorm during semester breaks. This recent holiday break was no exception, but it was made a bit brighter this time, thanks to the efforts of the West Orange Women’s Club.

“The club contacted me prior to the break, expressing a desire to help our students with the College’s Food Pantry efforts,” said Dr. Leigh Bello, Associate Dean – Student Affairs/Special Projects. “With the timing so close to the holiday break, we figured it would be best to assist our student-athletes who would be remaining here,” she stated.

Club members donated toiletries, fresh produce and other food to the student-athletes.

“This first effort with the West Orange Women’s Club was a big success and our students were very pleased with the donation. I’d like to see the College grow this new partnership to the benefit of more of our students,” Dr. Bello said.