By Heather Tilma – Collegiate staff
It was a cold day on campus for the student and staff participants of the ice water bucket challenge held from noon to 12:30 p.m. yesterday Tues. Sept. 19 at Grand Rapids Community College.
“It is freaking cold,” said Jim Schafer, Events & Support Coordinator, after getting a bucket of ice water dumped on him. The majority of the volunteers all got multiple buckets of ice water including Schafer.
Students and faculty gathered in the Juan Olivarez Plaza for the event. Spectators donated $5 for either students or the PTK members at the challenge, $10 for Billy Fern (Athletic Director), and $20 for any administrators present who volunteered for the challenge previously.
The following people volunteered to have ice water dumped on their heads:
Rebecca Whitman – Campus Police Chief
Robin Kritzman – Police Officer
Billy Firn – Athletic Director
Evan Macklin – Coordinator of Student Orientation
Lina Blair – Director of Student Life and Conduct
Misty McClure-Anderson – Executive Deputy to the President and Board Liaison
Erin Busscher – Assistant Professor/Academic Advisor
Lynnae Selberg – Assistant Professor/Program Director of the GRCC Counseling and Career Center
Jim Schafer – Events & Support Coordinator
Michael Schavey – Director of Experiential Learning
Half of the money raised will be donated to PTK and the other half will go to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research.
Members of the PTK collected donations up front next to the water station. The challenges immediately followed after donations were made.