Friday, July 27, 2012

Community Connections are Made Over Lunch in Poplar, MT

Post submitted by Katie Wise, Campus Corps Leader at Fort Peck Community College

Thursday, August 26th FPCC Campus Corps hosted a connections lunch to mark the end of the Campus Corps term. Over a deliciously six foot long sub sandwich and deli fixings, community organizations, FPCC faculty and staff, Campus Corps Alumni and members celebrated the year and worked out new ways to connect with each other while the Campus Corps program is on hiatus.

The Giant Sandwich in action

Alumni were also awarded mini-diploma’s to congratulate them for completing the program and thank them for serving the community.

Awards given to Esley Sherman (left) and Michelle Buckles (right)

During the brainstorming session many ideas and connections were made some highlights:

Campus Corps Member Kylee Bushman, Campus Corps Leader
 Katie Wise, Boys & Girls’ Club Director Jeanette Charboneau
Jeannette Charboneau, director of the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wolf Point and Poplar Montana is going to work with FPCC’s Nursing department to bring students to the clubs for presentations and activities about the benefits of good nutrition and exercise. She will also be working with Richard DeCelles and Haven Gourneau to create work study positions for FPCC students interested in Health and Education fields, which would include continuing summer member Kylee Bushman’s current position into the academic year.

Debra McGowan with the Ft. Peck Library

The Ft. Peck Library has found more sources of people power to help continue their move, with many of the organizations pledging their 

Esley Sherman has been offered a permanent position at Poplar Elementary, working with students with learning disabilities to find ways to work around them.
In all, it was an enjoyable and productive lunch, and a mark of the continued commitment between Ft. Peck Community College and the Ft. Peck Community.

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