Hamline News

May 25, 2014

Business Students in Action

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Hamline School of Business students pulled double duty in a recent foundations of management class by putting their academics into action and raising thousands of dollars for a great cause. Students organized the Hamline Cares Stars and Stripes 5k in which participants were invited to run, walk, and roll around Lake Phalen in St. Paul to raise money for the Minnesota Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Students secured donations of food, water, and gift certificates from local businesses such as Two Men and a Truck, Brueggers Bagels, Eddington’s, Trollhaugen, REI Property Management, Kagan and Binder Law Firm, and Grand Avenue Dental. In the end, the event raised more than $3,200 for the DAV.

This effort was part of an annual project taken on by students in Professor Peggy Andrews’ foundations of management class. Each year, students are tasked with planning and implementing a service learning project during one semester. These projects aim to raise money for a local non-profit organization, and teach students the importance of management and how to become leaders from theory to practice. You can find out more about the event on the Hamline Cares Facebook page.