Students in Dr. Pam Thompson's Business Ethics class were each required to complete 10 hours of community service. The 25 students docked 250 service hours over the course of the semester.
Activities varied from volunteering at local churches, helping out with the March of Dimes Motorcycle Ride for Babies at Lowe's Motor Speedway, to providing free basketball clinics to area elementary and middle school students.
"By volunteering in this class I have learned that it is always good to think
of others and help them with your time, rather than thinking about yourself
and what you could be doing if you weren't volunteering."
- Tommy Agner, on his experience collecting cans for a homeless shelter
Some students even made a donation to a charitable organization through their involvement with the class.
"This [disease] takes many lives every year and they do not have a cure.
I gave money so they could help find one."
- Trevor Mullins, who donated $65.00 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Business Ethics course is a graduation requirement of all Business majors at Catawba College.