Friday, December 6, 2019

Food Drive, Clothing Drive, and Ornament Contest

The Biological and Allied Health Science club held a food drive for the Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. The clinic, located in Mifflinville, and founded by BU Biology alumnus Bette Grey, provides free health care for those without health insurance. The clinic also maintains a small food/personal hygiene pantry for those patients needing this additional support. Club members, faculty, and staff from the College of Science and Technology collected non-perishable food and personal care items for the clinic. Dr. Angela Hess and Dr. Jennifer Venditti serve as co-advisors for the club.

This food drive was held in connection with the 2nd annual ornament contest where students and their faculty mentors were encouraged to make an ornament from laboratory supplies. The first place ornament was created by Ian Whiteside and Vitoria Nery from Dr. Beishline’s lab.  The runners up were submitted by Alex Shaffer from Dr. Klingerman’s lab, Rachel Nenstiel and Taylor Bozza from Dr. Surmacz’s lab, and a submission from the Exercise Science department.  
First place ornament -Ian Whiteside, Dr. Beishline, and Vitoria Nery

Honorable Mention Winners - Rachel Nenstiel, Taylor Bozza, Wendy Hoyt (exercise science reprsentative) and Alex Shaffer

COST and Tri Beta also sponsored a professional clothing drive to benefit the Career Closet for Bloomsburg students.  The career closet is professional clothing service provided by the Alumni & Professional Engagement office to help students dress for success.  BU students who are in need of attire for an upcoming interview, career fair, or even class presentation, can obtain one professional outfit from the closet each semester. The Career Closet is available to all BU students and is stocked through donations from alumni, faculty, and members of the community.  All donations not utilized by the BU Career Closet will be donated to Goodwill.
Rachel Nenstiel, Dr. Hare-Harris, and Taylor Bozza

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