Make a Difference Day was held this past Saturday at the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding in Rockford, MI for the third year in a row. The Department of Experiential Learning led nearly 200 participants during this large service event including individuals from the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans and Hope Network. Students loaded buses donated by Dean Transportation and made their way to the Equest Center to clear riding trails, fence and post painting, bailed hay, and other general odd jobs.
A special thank you to the following Departments and Faculty for their student participation.
Biology: Leigh Kleinert
Business: Jennifer Knauf, and Marianne Bockheim
Communication: Marne Johnson and Amy Jacobs
First Year Experience: Dan Anderson and Rosario Sutton
Nursing: Sherry Knoppers, Dawn Zuidgeest-Craft, and Michelle Olszewski
Philosophy: Dan Anderson
Psychology: Mindy Firlan and Kate Byerwalter
Photo’s of this year’s event can be found at www.facebook.com/grccacademicservicelearning