News Release

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 area organizations.

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 Program. 

"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."

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