Freed-Hardeman University professor and students raise money for Carl Perkins Center

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For the second consecutive year, Freed-Hardeman University Professor Matt Barker and his Small Group Communication class organized a 5K Run/Walk in mid-November raising $6,400 to benefit the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Chester County. Student organizers applied for a Leaders Credit Union LEADS Grant which provided them with $1,000 to help purchase event T-shirts and support their efforts leading up to the fundraiser.
The following students served on the planning committee:
Gabriel DeCarvalho, of Henderson, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Speech
Laura Welch, of Henderson, is earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Public Relations
The event was sponsored by 25 businesses and individuals, and more than 120 people registered to participate. Following the run/walk, Barker and his students presented the donation to the local Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.