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NMJC Gives Back with Project Graduation

NMJC Gives Back with Project Graduation photo 5/5/2008 12:12:41 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Psi Theta Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at New Mexico Junior College is participating in Project Graduation: Feed a Body, Feed a Mind, an initiative designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in our community.

Graduating students, their guests, NMJC students, faculty, staff and members of the community are asked to bring non-perishable food items or books to any of the campus drop-off sites. There will be a receiving point at both graduation rehearsal on Thursday, May 8, and at Commencement, Friday, May 9. Also, donations can be dropped off at the Cosmetology Department in NMJC's Watson Hall anytime during regular business hours the week of May 5-9.

After graduation, the books and canned goods will be given to the Hobbs Salvation Army, who create gift baskets with the items. Cosmetology Program Coordinator and Project Graduation organizer Maria Vick hopes for canned good donations to top out over 500, but wants to encourage a large contribution of books as well.

The project has been hosted by NMJC at commencement for several years, but as Vick pointed out, more people are involved in putting it together this year and there are more opportunities for people to contribute. "Together," Vick said, "we can make a positive step in the elimination of hunger and illiteracy in Lea County."

For more information, please contact Maria Vick at 575.492.2850 or mvick@nmjc.edu.

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