Business Management students from Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Thomasville raised a total of $1700 to benefit Thomasville’s Halcyon Home during the 2019 fall semester. The students were members of the capstone-level Team Project course, which gives future business leaders an opportunity to experience the realities and rewards of successful project management. The course is unique in that each semester, students form teams to initiate and complete real-world projects to benefit local charitable organizations. Team Project utilizes team methodologies to study the field of management. It encourages students to discuss their perception of management practices, which students studied during their management program.
The class, lead by Business Management Program Chair Denik Revels, voted to raise funds for Halcyon Home together as a group. “I'm extremely proud of this group of students,” said Revels. “They have exceeded above and beyond expectation. These students have shown their true devotion and passion for helping others.”
Halcyon Home Executive Director Deborah Murray explained that “Halcyon Home’s mission is to provide safe shelter and support services for victims of Domestic Violence and their children; to promote community awareness and education to help prevent and break the cycle of violence. We provide an environment of encouragement, compassion, and support for all those we serve.”
The class raised money using various strategies, including soliciting donations from area businesses, creating an online donation site, placing donation jars in the community, and putting on a bake and cookie sale. The students would like to thank Oil-Dri, Walmart of Thomasville, Lowe’s of Thomasville, Angela Lawson of Everything Cookie, Mike's Country Store of Putney, Rick's Country Store of Thomasville, Sunstop Market of Cairo,The Masonic Lodge of Thomasville, and Northwoods Church of Thomasville for their extraordinary support of the class and their project.
SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get students quickly into a desired career, and 28 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner and Worth counties for the convenience of its students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu.
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