UCC West Jordan Campus Massage Students Give Back to the Community

Debbi McFarlane-Clayton, Service Learning Coordinator at the West Jordan UCC campus

On the 7th of May UCC Massage team was invited to Westbrook Elementary for teacher appreciation by the PTA president Trinda Burdett.  She asked if the students would come and give the teachers a chair massage for that day.  Dave Hunter, the Program Chair,  took 5 students and one graduate to the school to provide the teachers a great experience with the students.  The students that participated were William Reisner, Wendy Wright, Deborah Roebuck, Jessika Thurgood, and Richard Nielson.  The graduate was Jim Riley. 

The students worked on over 40 different teachers and gave a great deal of information out about the college and the free clinic on Fridays. 

On the 16th of April 2010, the massage team was invited back by Kathryn Peterson to help with the UPS’s United Way Campaign. UCC had five students and one graduate participate.  The students involved were Richard Nielson, Deborah Roebuck, Jessica Thurgood, Julie Albiston, Wendy Wright and a graduate, Jim Riley.
Kathryn said “UPS truly believes that it is important to give back to the community we live in. The United Way is a great organization to support and a way of giving back”. 

“It was so great to see you again and your well trained and professional group of students and graduates.  Please tell them all THANK YOU for their time and generosity.  The Utah Career College helped us raise $364.00 for United Way.  Every year UPS runs a United Way Campaign.  Last year as a site of 500 employees we raised $69,919.00 and this year we anticipating raising close to the same amount.   Hopefully we can have your group come back very soon!”