News Release

Published on Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Beta Nu Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) is participating in Project Graduation … Feed a Body, Feed a Mind, an initiative designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in the community. Graduating students and their guests are asked to bring non-perishable food items or books to the college graduation ceremony to be held Friday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the La Crosse Center. Collection barrels will be positioned near the box office. All donations will be given to The Salvation Army of La Crosse.

WWTC received their charter from Phi Theta Kappa in March. The 75 student members quickly adopted the society’s nation-wide cause to collect donations for local non-profit organizations.

“Such a simple gesture of bringing a canned food item or book to our commencement ceremony can help improve the quality of life in our community,” said Lee Rasch, WWTC president. “We are excited to have this opportunity.”

“As a new student organization on campus, we are pleased to be at the helm of this initiative,” said Dan Rooney, WWTC Phi Theta Kappa advisor. “We are proud to give graduating students the chance to give back to the community that has supported them throughout their college experience.”

For more information on Project Graduation, please contact Rooney at 608.785.9216 or rooneyd@wwtc.edu. To learn more about WWTC programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the WWTC Web site at wwtc.edu.