Students at Globe University-Sioux Falls are already spreading holiday cheer. On Wednesday, December 3, 10 students served dinner to those in need at The Banquet. The Banquet welcomes volunteers from the local community to serve free meals twice a day at their location in downtown Sioux Falls.
Alysha Campbell, DECA president and healthcare management student, organized the volunteers and posted a sign-up sheet at the front desk for other students to join. A variety of students, including those in the business management, medical assisting, and massage therapy programs, took advantage of this volunteer opportunity.
“Alysha has been our DECA president since October and has hit the ground running. She has taken the initiative to ensure DECA is giving back to the local community and Globe University through her enthusiasm and her drive to help people. I can’t wait to see what she will accomplish throughout her presidency,” Angela Livingston, DECA adviser and business program chair, said.
The students who volunteered had a chance to consider those in the community who are less fortunate.
“We never think about the children that are hungry in our community and by helping with this event made me think about people in our community that rely on services like the Banquet to help them have a warm meal each day,” Merry Sandoval, business administration student, said.
DECA was able to donated $200 to The Banquet, which will no doubt be put to good use this holiday season. DECA also plans on purchasing items from the Globe University giving tree to help their fellow Globe University students throughout the holidays.