Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Health Science students help others
CONCORD ó Cabarrus College of Health Sciences students focused their collective effort to assist children in need this holiday season.
Cabarrus College students collected 216 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Cabarrus College Student Government Association, Rotaract Club and Christian Student Union coordinated the effort.
“It was so exciting to see how many students, faculty, staff and (NorthEast Medical Center) employees participated in this project,” Melanie Gass, Cabarrus College student services coordinator, said. “I had several employees from (NorthEast) thank me for sharing this opportunity with them. John Owensby, our student coordinator of the project, was instrumental in making this project such a success. He spread the word throughout the college and was wonderful at motivating his fellow students …”
“We are proud of the commitment our students have shown to community service,” Chancellor Anita Brown said. “An important part of the Cabarrus College experience is developing appreciation for volunteerism and addressing needs of communities. We believe it helps our students develop as good citizens of the community as well as good healthcare professionals.”
Cabarrus College’s 121 graduates in 2006 volunteered more than 4,647 community service hours.
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