Surry CC Business Students Donate to Shepherd’s House

Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s Introduction to Business class recently donated 76 items as well as 14 cases of water to Shepherd’s House, a homeless shelter in Mount Airy. Students are pictured along with Worley (third from right), Shepherd’s House Executive Director Mary Boyles (second from right) and Shepherd’s House resident Jessica Mabe (far right).

Surry Community College students enrolled in Dr. Dawn Worley’s BUS 110: Introduction to Business class recently participated in a social responsibility project by donating items to Shepherd’s House, a homeless shelter in Mount Airy.

What began as a class lesson on social responsibility within the business setting turned into a charitable class project.

“I asked the students what they would do if they could give back to others, and they responded with a multitude of answers from recycling, opening soup kitchens, and helping those who are homeless,” Worley said.

After the discussion, Worley gave students the opportunity to make a difference as a class. The students were asked to select one charity and plan and organize a project to contribute to the selected organization. Worley’s class opted to help the Shepherd’s House in Mount Airy by collecting goods to donate to the shelter. The students collected and donated a total of 76 items as well as 14 cases of water.

Students presented Shepherd’s House Executive Director Mary Boyles with the items when Boyles visited the class on Tuesday, Nov. 7 along with shelter resident Jessica Mabe. Both Boyles and Mabe spoke to the class to share their gratitude and appreciation and to discuss the impact of social responsibility.

Worley explained the significance of the project by adding, “It’s important to give back to others as individuals, business owners, and the general public. We can make a difference in our own community and allow our citizens to thrive.”

SCC offers many business classes each semester, and boasts both Business Administration degree and certificate programs on campus and online. The Business Administration curriculum is designed to introduce students to the various aspects of the free enterprise system. Students in the program gain a fundamental knowledge of business functions and processes and an understanding of business organizations in today’s global economy. Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in governmental agencies, financial institutions, and large to small business or industry.

Registration is currently open for Spring 2018 classes. The deadline to register is Dec. 21. Spring classes will begin Jan. 8. For additional information contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or Accounting, Business Administration and MIS Lead Instructor Dr. Dawn Worley at (336) 386-3363 or worleyc@surry.edu. Follow all of Surry’s Business Technologies programs on Facebook @surrybusiness


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