Students, faculty members to make a splash for community on April 25

The Walker College of Business aims to develop business students to positively impact the local community. The Walker Fellows, the student ambassadors of the College of Business, have created a service project that will bring faculty, staff and students together to make a big splash on Monday, April 25.

Screen%20Shot%202016-03-01%20at%2011.08.04%20PM.pngIn partnership with local Watauga County School Hardin Park Elementary, the Walker Fellows will organize a canned food drive in Peacock Hall.  All are encouraged to participate by donating canned foods in designated areas during the drive, April 19 - 21.

In conjunction with the food drive, the Walker Fellows will host a service day on Monday, April 25 (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) on the Peacock Hall first floor patio. Throughout the day there will be booths set up and refreshments available for participants. An expected highlight of the day will be a dunking booth on site where faculty and staff will "get dunked" by those who have donated. Each can donated will translate to one throw at the dunking booth.

"Through this event, the students and faculty will have an opportunity to interact in a fun and casual environment," said Walker Fellow President Emily Haas.  "We hope to not only have fun, but also serve the community."

Hardin Park Elementary operates a food pantry and snack program for families in need, and all food collected through the dunking booth will be donated to the food pantry. A donation of six to eight non-perishables items provides a meal to a family of four. "If we reach our goal of 500 non-perishable items collected, then we will be able to support the pantry for twenty weeks," added Haas.

 Student service organizations from across Appalachian's campus are encouraged to get involved and plan a booth to share known volunteer opportunities with attendees. Questions and ideas should be directed to or call (828) 262-2057 for more information.


Students, faculty members to make a splash for community on April 25
Published: Mar 1, 2016 12:55pm