Purdue News

October 28, 2004

MBAs volunteer to spend their Saturday making community better

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – More than 100 MBA students at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management are pitching in on Saturday (Oct. 30) to improve the Lafayette-West Lafayette social and landscaping bottom lines.

The Management Volunteer Program is doing a day of community service in five locations. After an 8 a.m. breakfast in Rawls Hall, teams of 20-25 MBA students and their professors will disperse to five community locations to clean up, fix up, plant trees and clear vegetation until 1 p.m.

The community agencies, locations and projects are:

  • West Lafayette Parks Department — tree planting on and near campus.

  • Trinity Mission Outlet Store, 124 Union St., Lafayette — maintenance, cleaning, painting

  • Cary Home for Children, 1530 S. 18th St., Lafayette — maintenance, cleaning, fix-up

  • Lafayette Transitional Housing Center, 814 N. 4th St. — painting, fix-up

  • NICHES (North Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive) — outdoor work cutting out vegetation

    The student leader of MVP is Xavier Pokorzynski, The faculty adviser is Stephen Green, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management.

    CONTACT: Pokorzynski, xpokorzy@purdue.edu; Green (765) 494-6852, sggreen@purdue

    Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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