The 2004 Elon
101 section led by Dr. George Padgett - all Journalism Communications
Fellows - conducted a Christmas Cheer charity project that raised
more than $600 to be spent on food and gifts for a needy area family
that includes two parents, two teens and a 3-year-old.
the group include Jason Boyer, Calley Grace, Justin Hite, Kristen
Kennedy, Andrew Martin, Kristopher Moody, Krista Naposki, Jeffrey
Rickel, Amanda Schlak, Brittanie Schroyer, Brittany Smith and Michael
Elon 101 TA
Ashley Feibish, a sophomore Communications Fellow, played a major
role in working to coordinate the efforts of the group.
to do some kind of a service project," Padgett explained. "The
101 students were enthusiastic from the beginning. We visited the
family mid-semester to talk about their needs. The students raised
the money from friends, family and faculty members. They went shopping,
and I took wrapping paper, bows, etc., to our last class for the
semester and they wrapped the gifts."
dolls, educational toys, books and clothes for the 3-year-old; CDs,
DVDs and shoes for the older girls; food and gas certificates for
the mom; and a gift certificate to Outback for a parents' night
the presents to the Mom on Reading Day," Padgett said. "She
was thrilled, extremely appreciative. Five of the students went
with me to deliver the presents. It was a good project. The family
will have a happier Christmas because of the efforts our students