Eberly College of Business Student Advisory Council (COBSAC) raised $1,200 for
Brandon Bushmire, a former Eberly student, who was injured when struck by a car
in September 2012.
a general management major, was found unresponsive in the street with a severe
head injury after he was hit by a drunk driver while crossing School Street. Due
to the accident, Brandon suffered from major brain injuries and has undergone
by an article published in the Penn about Brandon’s recovery a year after the accident,
COBSAC wanted to help alleviate some of the financial costs that Bushmire and
his family were facing, according to COBSAC President Nate Rosenberg.
medical bills were extensive at the time the Penn article was written and have only continued to
grow, according to Brandon’s father, Alan.
which is comprised of the officers from all 15 business organizations in
Eberly, decided at the beginning of the semester to organize a collegewide fundraiser
to support the cause.
officers of COBSAC set a goal of $1,000 for the college to collect by the end
of the semester.
were posted throughout the college promoting the fundraiser, and e-mails were
sent to business students reminding them of COBSAC’s goal and the progress being
for the fundraiser stemmed from a freestanding sign in the lobby of the college
that was tracking the amount of money that had already been raised. Donations
were collected in the Academic Services office in Eberly.
morning of April 4, COBSAC officially announced that the $1,000 goal had been
reached due to generous contributions of Eberly students, faculty,
administration, and student-based organizations, as well as a donation from student
Mohammed Alarjani and his family, whose mother suffered a similar experience to
COBSAC continued to fundraise and exceeded their goal by collecting donations
in the Eberly Café during lunch hours and hosting a yard sale in Eberly’s lobby.
more than happy about our results to not only meet our fundraising goal, but
surpass it by 20 percent,”
Rosenberg said. “We
came together as a team for an extremely notable cause, and the outcome is a
wonderful testament to the character of IUP’s students.”
plans to present the Bushmire family with the donation by the end of the
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