By Heather Tilma – Collegiate Staff
Want to see ice water getting poured on some GRCC faculty? Come visit the Phi Theta Kappa Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraiser from noon till 1 p.m. on Tues,. Sept. 19 at the Juan R. Olivarez Student Plaza located outside the Main Building.
For each willing participant there will be a bucket with their names on it in the Experiential Learning office located in room 59 in the Main Building on level G2. The person who gets the most money donated in their bucket will get the most ice water dumped on them.
“Holding a community service event is a criteria, so we started last year with this ice bucket challenge and it went so well we are continuing it this year,” explained Lynnae Selberg, Assistant Professor and Program Director of the GRCC Counseling and Career Center, in an email to The Collegiate.
Half of the money raised will be donated to PTK and the other half will go to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research.
The following people have volunteered to have ice water dumped on their heads:
Rebecca Whitman – Campus Police Chief
Robin Kritzman – Police Officer
Billy Fern – 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
“PTK is the International two-year college honor society,”Selberg wrote “We have a local chapter so that our (GRCC) students who are eligible can join and have the opportunity to take advantage of all the scholarships and opportunities this organization has to offer. Without an active local chapter, GRCC students wouldn’t be eligible.”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. To learn more about ALS, click here.