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Karen Carpenter, Nursing, Health Sciences

Each semester the students are required to participate in 4 hours of community service. This year (2008) for the first level, Angela Martin placed students with Meals on Wheels, Give 2 the Troops, Foodbank, Rehab Walk/Run and with the Pitt County School Nurse Program. Karen Carpenter coordinates sites for the second level students who are participating with Stroke Risk Identification Program, Men's Resource Fair, Breast Screenings at Eastern Radiology, and the Reality Store with Pitt County Schools.

Robert Tallo, Accounting, Business

Gamma Beta Phi is the only collegiate honor society that was founded to promote volunteerism, especially in the field of education. And our chapter already participates in Relay for Life, Ronald McDonald House, Adopt a Highway, Bears on Patrol, Habitat, Boys' and Girls' Club and many other activities.

Janice Fisher, ESL, Continuing Education

In the past, the ESL (English as a Second Language) students have:

This semester ESL will do another service project at the Food Bank.

Marsha Hemby, Medical Assisting, Health Sciences

Nanette Stillwell, Information Systems, Business

WEB 289 students work with non-profit organizations to develop, edit, or assist with web site development.

Two of the non-profit organizations that benefitted from this service during Spring of ’08:

Current plans include working with Ayden Elementary PTA for Spring 2009.

Elaine Spencer, Radiation Therapy, Health Sciences

Students that participate in the Relay for Life or Cancer Survivor's Day receive time off from clinic. They receive 1 hour for every 2 hours they participate. They must have permission from their clinical coordinator in advance and have a signed form to turn in after participating.

Brenda Ernest, Early Childhood, Legal Science and Public Service

Brenda Ernest’s Early Childhood students in EDU 221 (Children with Special Needs) participate in Special Olympics by volunteering for the track and field events in April every year. Also, her students in EDU 280 ((Early Childhood Language and Literacy) participate in Kids Fest (sponsored by ChildLinks and the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children) in April, developing and manning a Family Literacy booth at the event.

Cara Herrington, Human Services, Legal Science and Public Service

Cara Herrington students do a co-op which has substance-specific placement. She also has students attend "Anon" meetings for my family therapy class, and SAB 230 (Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, Gam-Anon, etc.)

Jean Sherrod, Basic Skills, Continuing Education

Possible plans for the Basic Skills students to work with the Intergenerational Community Center Advisory Board, and participate in a "shoebox" drive for their Christmas project in which the boxes are filled with gloves, scarfs, small gifts, etc. to be distributed at Christmas.

Tomianne Haithcock, OTA, Health Sciences

OTA 110 students have been involved with Relay for Life, Special Olympics and the Heart Walk. The SOTA club has worked with the Children's Miracle network and Howell's child care center in the past.