by Kaitlin York - Mar 07, 2017
The Rawls College Accounting Leadership Council (ALC) volunteered at Paul’s Project’s Grace Campus in Lubbock, TX on Wednesday, March 1. Members served dinner to the residents as a way to give back to the community. Those who volunteered included: Kiara Ramsey, Madison Carpenter, Jennifer Bell, Cody Swackhammer, Audrey Francis, Brock Boozer, Jess Dewoody, Anthony Graham and faculty advisor, Dr. Kristen Bigbee.
“It was really encouraging seeing ALC members come together to volunteer. The people we were serving were so grateful and it was such a rewarding experience to step outside of our comfort zone and take a break from our daily routines. I was really proud of our members who came and sacrificed their time. It was a reminder of how truly fortunate we are and how no matter where we are in school or our careers, we always need to help those around us,” said Jess DeWoody.
“Being able to serve food to those at Paul’s Project was a humbling experience. I am thankful for the opportunity to give back to Lubbock in a meaningful way, especially since Texas Tech has offered so much to me,” said Anthony Graham, a senior accounting major.
About Paul’s Project:
Paul’s Project opened Grace Campus to provide shelter to the homeless while they receive assistance to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The homeless meet one-on-one with a project representative to establish individual life plans. Grace Campus’ goal is to help these individuals realize their potential and lead a life that positively contributes to society.
About Accounting Leadership Council:
The Accounting Leadership Council acts as student leadership for the Texas Tech University Department of Accounting, bridging the gap between: students and faculty as well as students and prospective employers. Its primary purpose is to promote and develop integrity and other standards of professionalism in Texas Tech Accounting students, as well as to support and evaluate the Accounting Department in a purposeful manner.
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