Bissett Insider

2016 United Way corporate challenge a huge success!

Congratulations to all of the faculty, staff and students that made this year’s United Way Corporate Challenges a big success!
The “Pull the Plane”  fundraiser was a group effort with plane pullers, Denise Chenger, Victoria Calvert, Christian Cook, FSO and Aviation students who pulled the plane 50 feet in 22 seconds! This fundraiser brought in $1350.00.
Bissett Faculty: Denise Chenger and Christian Cook

The “Shave the Beard” event was held Oct 25th, raising $1400 for the United Way and $1000 for  the Terry Fox campaign. Over seventy students, faculty and administrators attended. The Financial Students Organization raised the majority of the funds through several activities including a raffle. The Book Store, Dana Foods, and Continuing Education kindly donated items for the raffle.

Many thanks to Victoria Calvert who organized the event, and to Jim Fischer for volunteering to shave his beard, Katharine McGowan who baked over 150 cookies and to Chair, Jim Silovs for dedicating $200 from his area to cover the cost of pizza to feed the crowd.

Thanks also goes to Dean,  Elizabeth Evans,  for donating $500 from her office to finance  the United Way banana fundraising activities organized by Kendra Hart and her four marketing classes on October 27th. Through banana sales and the use of social media, they raised an amazing $4000.00!

Jim Shaving his beard.
The “After” Picture
Katharine McGowan and her freshly baked cookies