JAMESTOWN - James-town Business College Associate degree students recently put their classroom lessons to the test to make a difference in the community. A networking/fundraising event, organized completely by students, benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project - an organization that seeks to honor and empower wounded soldiers.
Students were tasked with creating a networking event using the essentials of management and business writing as a foundation. Students chose to organize an on-campus fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior organization, allowing students to become more aware of the group's mission and work.
As part of the event, all members of the college community were invited to participate in raffles and learn more about the organization.
JBC students, from left, Joshua and Gayle, are shown with JBC Instructor Elizabeth Cipolla at the Wounded Warrior Fundraiser.
JBC instructor Elizabeth Cipolla said that getting out in the community was very beneficial for the students. "Anytime you can take classroom lessons and apply them in an outside business setting, the result is dynamic," she stated. "It's always a goal to get our students involved in hands-on learning, and this project serves as a great example of that goal."
The Wounded Warrior Project seeks to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history through direct programming and services.
More than $1,300 was raised and donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Local organizations also donated to the students' efforts.
Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities.
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