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Campus Reaches Out to the Community in More Ways than One

Mar 04, 2014

The Fort Wayne Campus hosted a Volunteer Expo on Thursday, January 30th.  Seven area not-for-profit organizations were on hand to discuss various opportunities for volunteering and participating in the community.  The organizations included: The Rescue Mission Corporate Office and Foundation, Goodwill Industries of Northeast Indiana, American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, the Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, the March of Dimes Northeast Indiana Division, and the LEARN Resource Center.  Students were encouraged to visit each booth and speak with the organizations’ representatives about service to the community.  The event was open to the public. 

“I enjoyed the information I received.  Organizations were on campus that I wanted to inquire about but never took the time,” said Adrienne Tucker, one of the student participants.  “It was a good experience to learn ways to help the community.”  The representative from Big Brothers Big Sisters, Manny Martinez, said, “I met with a number of students who want to become ‘Bigs’ for our organization.  This was a good event for us.” 

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette was on hand to take pictures and interview the students as well.  This will become an annual event for the Fort Wayne Campus as it has helped to inspire a spirit of community service in the students and expanded their professional networks.

Student Adrienne Tucker speaks with representatives from the March of Dimes Northeast Indiana Division.