Volunteers of the Week: Dutchmen Dip organizers

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By: Maura Driscoll '15

Kaitlyn Suarez ’15 and Caroline Hartnack ’16, co-presidents of Colleges Against Cancer, are the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteers of the Week.

The annual Dutchmen Dip is the organization’s primary fundraiser, which promotes cancer awareness by bringing the campus together to raise money for cancer patients in the Union community.

“Caroline and Kaitlyn did an amazing job coordinating the Dutchmen Dip this year, and it raised over $9,500 to benefit three members of the Union community battling cancer,” said Janet Sweeney, the center's program manager.

Hartnack is a Princeton, N.J. native majoring in bioengineering and minoring in electrical engineering. In addition to being co-president of Colleges Against Cancer, she also serves as president of U-Program. She is also a member of BMES, the biomedical engineering society, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Safe Space. A sister of Gamma Phi Beta, she is the risk management chair in the sorority. Additionally, she is an orientation advisor, tour guide and a student leader of You&U.

A geology major from Wading River, N.Y., Suarez is also the leader of Good Eats, a program that teaches healthy cooking methods to young adults on the autism spectrum by preparing and cooking the meals together. She is the house manager of Culinary House, and an active participant in Octopus’s Garden. Additionally, Suarez is a member of the cross country and track and field teams.