Shorter College Greek organizations hold ‘Coins for Christ’ penny drive, raise more than $1,500
April 26, 2010 - Shorter College’s Greek community recently held a “Coins for Christ” penny fundraiser on campus as part of the college’s Greek Week celebration. More than $1,600 was collected through donations of pennies and spare change. The money raised was given as a donation to the Rome-Floyd County Youth for Christ program.
Shorter student Angel Brown, vice president of Shorter’s Panhellenic Council and member of Zeta Tau Alpha, presented Mitch Jolly, executive director of Youth for Christ, with a $1,634 check during Shorter’s Greek Week Awards ceremony. According to Jolly, the money raised will give seven local youth a chance to attend Youth for Christ’s summer camp.
Shorter’s Greek community is made of up three fraternities: Chi Phi, Delta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Phi and three sororities: Epsilon Sigma, Phi Mu, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Shorter student Angel Brown, at right, and Shorter’s Director of Student Life Emily Messer presents Mitch Jolly, executive director of Youth for Christ, with a check for $1,634.
Founded in 1873, Shorter College is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The college offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. Online courses are also available. Shorter will transition to university status June 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.