HIGH POINT, N.C., April 29, 2009 – A group of High Point University student tutors welcomed Fairview Elementary students to campus on April 23 as part of their Communities in Schools (CIS) program for their Volunteerism and Philanthropy class, taught by Dr. Christine Cugliari, assistant professor of nonprofit management at HPU.
Working with CIS volunteer administrator and HPU alumna Leigh Ayers, the students experienced the volunteer application process, orientation, training, impact and recognition.
Although these tutoring sessions typically take place at Fairview Elementary, a special visit was arranged to bring the third graders to HPU, where they toured the campus with their paired HPU tutors.
Class member and HPU ambassador Jessica Quackenbush led the tour, which included a brief visit with HPU President Dr. Nido Qubein, who treated the children to giant candy bars.
“When you are in third grade, it doesn?t get much better than that,” says Cugliari.
The Human Relations, Sociology, and Nonprofit Studies Department sponsored a lunch for the students before a tutoring session. And of course, the day could not be complete without a session of tutoring on campus.
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