Celebrate International Students and Alumni B-Ball Nov. 13

Join North Seattle College for One Big Night, a special evening of cultural and musical performances by North's international students as well as the second Annual Alumni Basketball game in the Roy Flores Wellness Center.   

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, in the Wellness Center gym. It will include a flag procession, a tribute to those affected by the Aurora Bridge bus accident, performances by fellow students, food, fellowship and more. After a brief intermission, the "Flash Flores" second annual alumni basketball game will begin at 8 p.m. The game was originally established to honor Roy Flores, former vice president of student development services at North.

It has now been a little more than a month since the Aurora Bridge accident and seven of North's students and staff continue to recover from their physical injuries. These students and staff, and many others involved in the accident, will likely have a longer emotional recovery and the college seeks to do everything possible to help in this process.

One small way of doing that is to provide opportunities for healing and community. Because of this, the college invites the entire community to attend Friday's event, which is the first large, on-campus community event held since the accident. The college hopes it will provide an evening of fellowship to celebrate the wonderful diversity and cultures on campus.

Next Friday's event is a merge of North's alumni basketball game and its annual International Night, which the college initially canceled because of the accident. However, some staff and students—including some of those who were injured in or witnessed the accident—requested the college continue with the event and even began to help with planning. This is a remarkable testament to their perseverance and to the connection the students and staff feel to North's campus and community.

For more information about One Unique Night, please contact carianya.napoli@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-4591, or tam.nguyen@seattlecolleges.edu, (206) 934-6008.

To learn about ways to help those affected by the bus accident, including a link to a Seattle Colleges fund, please click here.

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 at 12:02:59

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