MBA students support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Mount Mercy MBA students celebrated raising more than $1,350 for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2012.

More than 25 students in the Business Ethics MBA class and representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrated raising funds for the organization, which included collective donations as well as supplies and children’s games, to benefit children facing adversity (Littles) within the community.

The class, taught by adjunct MBA instructor Marcia Van Note, helped raise funds and supplies for Big Brothers Big Sisters by partnering with family, friends and employers as well as competing in a friendly bowling match.

“At the end of the class we all felt good about our project -- we made a difference and had fun in the process,” says Pam Oldham, a graduate student in the MBA program. “Classes such as Business Ethics truly embrace the mission of Mount Mercy as well as the objectives of the MBA program.”

It is a sentiment that is also shared by faculty. “At Mount Mercy we spend a great deal of time talking about social responsibility in ethics class,” says Van Note. “It is important to not just talk but to act.”

"It was inspiring to be there and receive the donations for the children we serve," said Big Brothers Big Sisters President and CEO Linda Henecke.

"We were very excited to welcome Mount Mercy MBA students to Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2012 and are very grateful for their contributions,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Director of Fund Development Kathy Beardsworth.

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