Congratulations to our host/creator/executive producer Chris Bohinski on recently being named a Distinguished Alumni by his alma mater, Wheeling Jesuit University! #ChrisBohinski #Happiness #Joy #NYCSmile4Me #Positivity #BohtheSmileGuy #SmileStory
See full story and video HERE. Luzerne County native takes smile mission back home where it's needed most WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) -- We've all heard the expression "laughter is the best medicine". If that's the case, a northeastern Pennsylvania native believes it all starts with a smile. He calls himself "Boh, the Smile Guy" for an online show dedicated to the power of smiles. While his initial goal was to spread joy in New York City, he soon realize
See full story HERE. WHEELING, WV Wheeling Jesuit University's annual fundraising dinner, Gaudiosa, once again this year raised more than $100,000 to support student scholarships.
This year's event, held in late April, raised $130,000 and highlighted the talented students that attend WJU, said Dr. Debra Townsley, WJU president.
“We are thankful to all the people who attended and supported this year's Gaudiosa, especially our event sponsors, the WJU Jesuit community and th
See full story HERE. Wheeling Jesuit University will highlight the talents of students and alumni during Gaudiosa 2017, the university’s annual gala to support student scholarships, at 6 p.m. Saturday at the McDonough Center. In addition to great food and fabulous entertainment, a silent auction will be held featuring student artwork and two handcrafted necklaces by Hespera Designs, whose work has been seen on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” “We have many gifted students and what be
See full story HERE. WHEELING, WV Wheeling Jesuit University will highlight the talents of students and alumni during Gaudiosa 2017 - the university's annual gala to support student scholarships.
Gaudiosa, Latin for a joyous feast, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29. In addition to great food and fabulous entertainment, a silent auction will be held featuring two handcrafted necklaces as well as student artwork.
“We have many gifted students and what better way to show
See full story HERE. Whoopie cushions, flipping computer screens and fake teeth. All are acceptable pranks to play today for April Fools’ Day. For NYC Smile 4 Me creator Chris Bohinski, the day is for gotchas, but also for smiles and laughs. NYC Smile 4 Me is a mission that spreads happiness and joy by asking the question ”what makes you smile?’ Bohinski, 26, of Wilkes-Barre Township, said when he was younger, his mother used to prank him about it being a snow day, revealing
See full story HERE. Hi there! My name is Chris Bohinski and I created the world’s 1st smile mission: NYC Smile 4 Me. While working on my chemistry & musical theater dual major at Wheeling Jesuit University, my father was diagnosed with brain cancer. Before he passed away, I tried my best to brighten up his days with smiles. Within two weeks of graduating, my mother fell victim to septic shock which ultimately put my plans on hold to move to New York City since I voluntarily
WHEELING, W.Va. - July 28, 2016 -- Wheeling Jesuit University alumnus Christopher Bohinski '13 made his live national television debut on July 19 when he appeared on NBC's The Today Show for a contest. Bohinski was selected from thousands as one of three finalists in the show's “Look What I Can Do” contest. He submitted a video of himself using his singing voice to break a glass - a talent he learned he had while attending WJU. A week later he received a call from a producer
See full story HERE. Update: Voting has ended! Tune into TODAY's Take Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to see who won! For our Look What I Can Do contest, we've been asking you to send us videos showing off your talent for a chance to win tickets to a live episode of "America's Got Talent." Today we're revealing the three finalists! #Happiness #Positivity #Joy #NYCSmile4Me #ChrisBohinski #BohtheSmileGuy #SmileStory
Tomer Versano moved to New York City over 7 years ago after serving in the military and last November received United States citizenship. Tomer is co-owner and managing partner of New York City’s 1st VEGAN fast food restaurant, Terri. Terri has locations in the Financial District, Chelsea, and Midtown East. (*I interrupt this smile to tell you that TERRI is AMAZINGLY tasty & delicious. Please do yourself a favor and indulge yourself with their flavorful creations!*) Here’s To
Visiting Casa Hogar Alegre (CHA) orphanage in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico, has brought me great joy since my first time visiting in 2014. In less than 20 days, I get to return to CHA to work alongside a team of 12 others who are just as passionate about these children’s precious lives, and who cannot wait to see all 80+ children’s smiling faces! There are many things about going on this mission trip that make me smile. One, is that I get to leave all of my distractions back in t
My big sister Chesla (neat name, right?!) is the best! She is caring & loving & supportive & wise & always finds the positive in life. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful influence in my life. Here is my Chesla’s #SmileStory: I am blessed to have many stories that put a smile on my face! J The corny & cute stories are always fun to tell, but I am going to share a story that has truly touched me in an unexpected way. Recently when I was faced with an unanticipated difficult
Here is George Slade’s #SmileStory: Helllllllo! My name is George, aka Georgeous, as most people call me. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris (“For a dollar…”)* through one of my best friends Avery Petrucci. We recently had a lovely time all together in NYC and I can’t wait to visit again! I dedicate this #SmileStory to my grandfather, who I like to call Pop-Pop. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am extremely close to my grandparents. Since last fall, my grandfather has been
Here is Lindsay Barnes’s #SmileStory: My name is Lindsay & I love my family, friends, awesome dog Kingston (who may as well be a human; if you've met him, you know what I mean), laughing, and making others laugh with my ridiculous sense of humor. I graduated in 2007 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a degree in Hospitality because I have always loved working with people. I landed a pretty nice gig at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas and worked in the Spa and with
Here is Cheryl Mason’s #SmileStory: My name is Cheryl and I was born & raised in Brooklyn, NY. I now call Fredericksburg, VA my home, where I am the business owner of “Dress 2 Impress Today, Fashions, Accessories, & Novelties”. I am also into health & wellness product distribution and Pastor at the Church of Living Waters. You know, some people are so gifted in making others happy; and Chris Bohinski did that for me last year while working alongside him at the US Open tennis
Here is Bridget Welsh‘s #SmileStory: After I graduated from college, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I moved to Nashville, Tennessee to get my MBA as a ‘plan B’ (I had never taken a business course in my life and needed an excuse to move somewhere fun), dropped out after the first day of class, and then spent the next year as a waitress. During that year I figured things out; I applied to graduate school and am currently earning my doctorate degree in occupational t
Smiles are universal & all smiles are unique. One commonality I’ve seen while working a wide array of jobs throughout New York City, is the plethora of available food for the work crew. When I am able to, I make a plate to-go and give it to someone on the street (someone who may appear homeless or just down on their luck) on my way back to the bus station. I walked out of the theater that night totally exhausted but before leaving work, I filled a plate with chicken parmesan,
See full story HERE. One of my best friends celebrated an anniversary yesterday. Not a birthday or wedding, but a two-year move-a-versary to New York City. Christopher Bohinski and I have been friends since our junior year in high school. Our love for the arts propelled that friendship. He went away to college; I stayed local, but thanks to social media and cell phones, we’ve stayed connected through the years. Chris, Maryann and I wanted to live in New York City to pursue ou
Since graduating college together in 2013, Angela Montesano & I have kept in touch. We have bonded over our mutual love of nature, especially birds & butterflies. I was so happy when Angela (@montesano_goingtothesun). shared her smile with me. Here is Angela’s #SmileStory: Hi, my name is Angela and I’m sold out for Jesus! I love mountains, reading, dogs, and sunshine! I have a whole lot of love for road tripping in my faithful Toyota. I’m totally thankful for my family and fr
Firstly, thank you for taking the time to read this post. I know your time is valuable, and have always kept that in mind when posting to this blog. 2 months ago, I began this Smile Mission to spread positivity, happiness, & joy. NYC Smile 4 Me is meant to be a space that chronicles how NYC makes me smile, and showcases YOUR (Yippee, Original, Unexpected, and Retrospective) smiles from wherever you find them. Has something recently made you smile? Can you look back on your we