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Child Advocacy Center
The Branch Manager of the 1st Citizens Bank wanted help getting the word
out that April was "Child Abuse Awareness" month by distributing
pinwheel pins around town. The project was headed up by Zachary Sweet
and 3 student volunteers. The ending result was 340 pinwheels being distributed
between 10 partnering agencies and 7 schools in the Fayetteville area.
Chamber of Commerce referral - Six students in Dr. Kendrick's MKT 470
class developed a marketing plan for the owners of the Cameo Theatre.
The goal was to build their audience and increase awareness of the theatre
in a wider community.
PFHS Pilot Mentoring Program
Part 1: Methodist University Student Mentors (19 SWK students) trained
PFHS 11th & 12th graders to be mentors to the 9th graders at PFHS.
The goal was to help the freshmen students have a smooth transition into
high school which will in turn increase their success in becoming sophomores.
March - April 2013
Fayetteville Area Chamber of Commerce
Forty-five students In the Marketing 470 Capstone course participated
in developing marketing plans for MDM Real Estate, Independence Place,
Cameo X and Hot Rod Tattoos. At the end of the semester students made
their final presentations on their projects. Each marketing plan and presentation
included the following: Executive Summary, Situation Analysis, Marketing
Strategy, Marketing Mix, Financials, and Controls.
Fayetteville Arts Council
This was a great opportunity to volunteer! The Ann Frank Exhibit
needed volunteers for everyday of the week to help with the exhibit. Volunteers
were needed as greeters, docents, bookstore staff and bookstore managers.
We had 5 volunteers for this project who spent 6-9 hours helping make
the exhibit a success.
On March 7, 2013 Baldwin Elementary toured the MU Campus. All of
the boys are "at risk" 4th & 5th graders who are in a mentoring
program and have already visited FSU and Pembroke for the same purpose.
There was a science project for them to complete, a guided tour of the
campus, and a motivational gathering with student speakers. Sam Morrison
headed this up. There were 4 student, and 9 faculty/staff volunteers for
MLK Challenge Day
This project was a combined effort by Methodist, FTCC, and Fayetteville
State. Sharonda Pugh from the Multicultural Dept. headed this up. It was
a grant based challenge. The challenge was to complete service projects
at various locations throughout Fayetteville by the end of the day that
may have seemed a little bit out of reach at the beginning of the day.
There were over 300 student/faculty/staff volunteers with 6 Methodist
student leaders, 10 Fayetteville State student leaders, and 8 Fayetteville
Tech student leaders.
A total of 22 students (Jane Gardiner's peer mentors and Sharon
Kendrick's FYS class) spent a total of 85 hours cleaning the bikes and
warehouse where the bikes are stored. Six hundred bikes were given away
at the Great Bike Giveaway.
10 AMA students designed and implemented this entire project which
fed 150 homeless people. There were 400 swipes made and total amount raised
Pine Forest High School Pilot Mentoring Program
Part 2: A total of 20 SWK Students (Student Panels, Student Hosts)
and 23 RMT Students (Event Planners) hosted 150 PFHS students on campus.
The goal was to bring PFHS students on campus and have a workshop, meet
our students, have roundtable discussions, eat lunch and enjoy a fun scavenger
hunt. Part 1: PFHS Mentoring is ongoing thru Spring 2013 semester.
Grandparents Appreciation Dinner
Sixteen students planned the dinner to thank grandparents. One Hundred
Eight grandparents were fed in conjunction with CCPFC.
Stop Hunger Now
Nine student leaders collected $280.69 in donations and headed up the
packaging of 32,184 meals by 300 students/faculty in 4 hours. The meals
were included in a shipment of 285,120 meals shipped to Kenya at the end
of December 2012.
Forty five students spent a combined 84 hours to help 25 students get
registered by providing registration tables throughout campus. Also, party
debates were conducted and transportation to the voting polls was provided.
Peace One Day
"Please Don't Shoot Me" workshops were conducted by 9 students
with a total of 75 participants at Methodist and Whispering Pines Nursing
Home. The goal was to bring awareness to the community.
servSafe National Restaurant Certification
Six students from Dr. Sharon Kendrick's RMT class participated in
this project to help the clients of Operation Inasmuch get food certified
which would increase their chances of employment. Six of the eight people
who took the class passed with honors. Four of the six were offered jobs
in food service and supervision.