Eberly Students Create Cards for Troops

Posted on 11/20/2014 1:45:09 PM

Eberly students creating cards for troopsFemale students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology participated in a “Cards for Troops” service project on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. 

Twenty students were present for the activity, joined by Cyndy Strittmatter, assistant dean for Administration, and members of the S&T Bank Audit Department, including LaDawn Yesho (executive vice president and chief audit executive), Stephanie Vanscavich (staff auditor II and IUP MBA alumna) and Miranda Olsavsky (audit intern and current IUP accounting/MIS student).

Christine Shontz, senior accounting major, served as the student leader for the event and was responsible for selecting the date and venue, inviting students, obtaining supplies, and ensuring that completed cards were delivered to the Office of Service Learning in the IUP Career and Professional Development Center, which is coordinating the program for the campus. 

“It was nice to take time out from our hectic schedules, especially at Thanksgiving time, to do something for our troops,” said Shontz. According to Shontz, the group created 100 unique cards and wrote personalized messages in each of them. 

Eberly student creating card for troopsKatie Swauger, human resource management major, had a wonderful time participating in the Cards for Troops community service event, indicating that “It was great to meet with some other women in the college, and a great experience to make a difference for troops who are always so willing to make sacrifices for us. The event was a success, and I hope to have the opportunity to participate in events like it again in my future. Thank you to those who made it possible for all of us to enjoy the evening together!”

Jennifer Brand, MIS major, enjoyed the opportunity to take on this community service project with her fellow female business students. “Not only did it make me feel good to be able to do this for our soldiers, but I had the privilege of meeting a lot of upper class female business students.”

The Eberly College continues to emphasize the importance of service. Last year, student organizations in the college recorded 183 hours of community service for 26 different projects.

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