Professional Communications Class Helps Students and Pets in Need

Globe University-Sioux Falls’ Professional Communications I students have been working hard all quarter to complete their applied learning projects. In order to fulfill their applied learning project requirements, students must apply course objectives to real-world situations. Projects can range from participating in local events to holding their own fundraisers on campus.

Caroline Jorgensen participating in the bake sale for the Humane Society

Jana Bruce, a veterinary technology student, held a bake sale for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society recently in the student lounge. Jana made several delicious treats, including bars and cookies, for the bake sale.

“Setting up and holding the bake sale was a fun and rewarding experience. Globe faculty was helpful in getting the event put together, and both students and faculty made the bake sale the success that it was through their support,” Jana said. “The applied learning project made me go out of my comfort zone to speak with the people that make up the Globe community, and I am happy for that. I now feel more connected with students and teachers on campus.”

Medical administrative assistant student Kari Knaus completed her applied learning project at the Banquet in Sioux Falls. The Banquet is an organization that provides meals and resources to those in need in the community. In addition to serving two meals daily, the Banquet also offers resources for children and adults year-round. Kari participated in Project: S.O.S., which stands for “Supply Our Students.”  This project helps provide students in the community with school supplies all year. The Banquet’s website lists items volunteers can donate to provide to children in need.

Volunteers for Project: S.O.S at The Banquet

“I wanted to learn more about the project and fundraisers The Banquet is currently working on. For Project: S.O.S., volunteers worked in an assembly line to fill backpacks with supplies. Children were then able to pick out the color backpacks they wanted. One of the local Walmart stores even had a bus parked outside so volunteers could fill the seats as donations were made. I’m looking forward to volunteering for the project again next year!” said Kari.