Applied Coursework Learning with Be The Match

Posted by on March 30, 2012

In recent months, the Minnesota School of Business (MSB) Richfield Campus has been involved with the Be The Match Foundation and cause. This has ranged from hosting a Be The Match Donor Drive here at Richfield, to students taking their own initiatives with fundraising and benefits outside of school walls. These outside initiatives included working with local businesses and neighborhood canvassing.

Through these on and off campus efforts, students from the Health Politics and Policy class hit head on with course objectives such as the role of public opinion related to health issues. Students from the Global Citizenship class were also exposed to direct course objectives such as exploring the influence of community on global citizenship and, like themselves, seeing socially responsible community members take action behind the cause.

Course instructor and General Education Chair Ami Scarbrough-Odell notes, “All of us were impacted by Sheila Duhn’s story and that is what pushed us to participate in whatever way we could. I couldn’t be more proud of our students’ efforts.”

Sheila Duhn is an MSB Richfield student who has a daughter directly in need.

Stay tuned for continued efforts with MSB’s sponsorship of the Be The One 5k Run on Saturday May 18th at Lake Harriet in South Minneapolis.

For more than 20 years, The National Marrow Donor Program, which operates Be The Match, has been helping patients receive life-saving transplants.  Be The Match is dedicated to offering the unique opportunity for individuals to help a patient in need by donating bone marrow or umbilical cord blood, and raising the funds needed to help all patients get the transplant they need.

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