Riverside High School students taking a basic computer course will receive a classroom set of donated books from Buffalo State College.
The college’s computer information systems department gathered 35 sets of Microsoft Office 2007 concepts and application practice books from instructors and former students. Since the campus switched to using Office 2010, the old textbooks would have been thrown away, said Ramona Santa Maria, assistant professor in the department.
“It’s always a top priority of the CIS faculty and students to recycle our materials as much as possible,” Santa Maria said, “and since the Buffalo schools are always in need of resources, it’s just a really good way to pass on materials that we don’t need and they do.”
Santa Maria said the subject material can apply to students with any level of computer knowledge.
The high school has been given this donation twice now. Santa Maria organized the effort in 2008, when the campus switched from Office 2003 to Office 2007.
By Mike Meiler and Julia Merulla