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Nicolet College - One student community fundraiser done, another Sunday


 

One student group completes
fundraiser, another to hold one Sunday

 

Posted April 4, 2011
Students at Nicolet College regularly participate in service learning projects that raise funds for worthy causes. The Barber Cosmetology students recently wrapped up one event and the Business Professionals of America student club has one coming up this Sunday.

Details of the events are as follows:

Barber/Cosmetology students
raise funds for childhood cancer research

Barber Cosmetology FundraiserNicolet College Barber/Cosmetology students recently participated in a childhood cancer fundraising event that raised $626 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Here, Jakki Williams, left, and Lana Rodriguez, right, shave the head of event organizer Eric Britton at the fundraiser held at Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander. Other Nicolet students participating in the event included Kasey Rogers, Katelyn Setzer, Ashley Anthony, Bobbi Feck, Stacy Stamper, Abbey Olejniczak, Morgan Fisher, Cassandra Jellen, Erin Heise, along with Nicolet instructors Suzi Sandmann and Kathy Wiese.

St. Baldrick’s is a world-wide foundation that holds thousands of head-shaving events annually. Since 2000, the foundation has raised more than $105 million for childhood cancer research.

 

Business Professionals of America to hold
Special Olympics fundraiser April 10 at Hodag Lanes

The Business Professionals of America (BPA) student club at Nicolet College will be holding a fundraiser for Special Olympics Sunday, April 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Hodag Lanes in Rhinelander.

The event will include bowling for $5 per game with all of the money raised staying in the Special Olympics local region, which includes Oneida, Vilas, Forest Lincoln and Langlade counties. Children 5 and younger can bowl for free.

BPA students are coordinating the event as part of a service learning project that combines classroom instruction and community involvement.

“Service learning projects such as this are an important part of a Nicolet education,” said Joel DeNamur, Accounting instructor and BPA advisor at Nicolet. “It combines classroom learning with a very worthy community cause.”

For more information about the event, contact BPA members Vicki Hunter at (715) 499-1290 or Teri Jenson at (715) 966-4115.