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Dalmacy Family Portrait

Diplomacy student Yveline Dalmacy is no stranger to disaster.

As a relief advocate for her native Haiti, Dalmacy has worked to ensure victims of natural disasters have access to essential goods and services.

She never imagined that she would face such challenges herself, but when her home was destroyed by the flood waters of Superstorm Sandy, Seton Hall stepped in to provide her with the very kindness she has shown others.

Read her story in the Winter/Spring 2013 Seton Hall Magazine

Pirates Pulling Together

Organizations across Seton Hall contributed to Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in many ways:



Coordinated monetary donations on the University's website (totaling $10,166.50) as well as clothing and food donations on campus to replenish the supplies of area charities.

     89.5 WSOU


Provided 48 hours of local and state news coverage during the storm and raised $9,535 for Sandy relief efforts during an 18-hour radio-athon held on Nov. 30.

     Housing and Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life

Worked with campus residents to find emergency accommodations for 66 stranded and commuter students and organized activities to keep residents entertained.

     Emergency Services

Seton Hall Front Gate

Thomas E. Giordano, assistant director for emergency management, set up an emergency management center where he met repeatedly with South Orange officials and sent out messages and updates to the Seton Hall community through the Pirate Alert system.



Collected blankets, clothes, shoes and cleaning supplies and took them to local shelters in Pirate vans. The Pirates also shared their basketball courts with area teams whose facilities were damaged by the storm.

     Tweets and Posts

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Michael Hyland, director of Web and digital communications, kept the Seton Hall community updated by posting Pirate Alerts on social media websites and answering questions on Facebook and Twitter.

     On-site Cleanup


Christopher O'Brien, director of clinical education for the School of Health and Medical Sciences' department of athletic training, led a group of eight students and two faculty members to clear debris in a community on Staten Island.
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