SERVICE WITH A SMILE
When students from Dr. Mark
Ward and Dr. Nelvia Brady's human resources classes were assigned a group
project, they used the annual Christmas luncheon in the dining hall December
15 as an occasion to present their collaborative efforts. The outcome was
a unique approach to promoting various community service opportunities
available on campus and informing students of ways to engage in helping
Matt Postema '08 was master
of ceremonies for a fashion show featuring clothing available at Pass-It-On
Thrift Center in Palos Heights, Illinios. The Center's earnings benefit
the Southwest Christian Schools system. Two other community programs
were presented by Rachel Strevey '07, who worked with the Knitting for
the Homeless Program, and Brian Van Baren '08, who teamed up with the Adopt-A-Grandparent
"It's hard to make students
aware of these things," said Strevey, concerning local programs on campus.
"We tried to find ways of making it easy for students to get involved,"
she said, referring to her knitting display outside the dining hall.
"I think the afternoon was
successful," Strevey said. "I learned a lot about the many programs offered
at the College that emphasize service and helping local organizations."