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Jackson County Center students receive award for exceeding blood drive goal|
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Phi Theta Kappa students at West Virginia University at Parkers burg’s Jackson County Center (JCC) were recognized on June 7 at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Red Cross for exceeding their goal for their first blood drive.The students, Barbie Dunbar, Erica Folden and Dreama Loweecy, held their first blood drive in April with a goal of collecting 35 productive blood units. The 43 blood units they collected have the potential to impact more than 129 hospital patients and families.
“Being a member of Phi Theta Kappa gives our students many opportunities for community service, leadership and fellowship,” said JCC Director of Student Services Violet Mosser. “The blood drive is just one example of how students of WVU Parkersburg give back to our community.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society serving two-year colleges. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., it is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on college campuses throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.
Phi Theta Kappa students Barbie Dunbar and Erica Folden receive an award at the 2011 American Red Cross annual meeting. Not pictured: Dreama Loweecy
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