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Spring 2007 LDRS 310 Projects:

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Food for Thought

Team Members: Charles Lammers, Brady Wheeler, Amber Stull, Brady Larson
Mission Statement: Providing snacks for the chronically hungry children of Ellis County.

Friends for Life

Team Members: Zach Baird, Kevin Boley, Lacey Shapland, Justin Charland, Rebecca Gray
Mission Statement: Our mission is to initiate a new way for DSNWK to operate. Providing a festival for the employees, administration, and persons served will allow the organization as a whole to finally meet each other and establish relationships agency-wide. Thus, laying the foundation for a more open and appreciated staff that will take their new-found respect and apply it directly to the quality in which they serve the most important people in the agency, the persons served.

Closing the Gap: Kansas Women's Leadership Conference

Team Members: Bekka Belau, Sheylo Cox, Karas Fairchild, Carrie McMillen, Michelle Pierson, Toni Ruggiero
Mission Statement: The purpose of Closing the Gap is to aid in marketing, create downtown community involvement, evaluate, and to develop a future for the Kansas Women’s Leadership Conference.

Tigers for Art

Team Members: April Overmiller, Tara Neitzel, Jocelyn Olson, Jeremy Beyer, Jason Beyer, Joseph Walter
Mission Statement: Tigers for Art will be working with the Hays Arts Council, with the mutual mission to ‘foster, promote, encourage, and increase the knowledge, appreciation, and practice of the arts.’ Through our project we will strive to give Hays and surrounding communities the opportunity to experience a higher cultural atmosphere.

Operation Tigers for Troops

Team Members: Amanda Kreutzer, Jake Schulte, Sarah Chism, Abigail Rhoades, Dave Seltzer
Mission Statement: The purpose of our team is to enhance the resources and support for our soldiers through Operation Tigers for Troops. The focus of our team is to increase morale, to decrease the neglect for our soldiers and the declining support for the war.

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

Team Members: Laura Banninger, Jason Conn, Lucas Easterday, Lance Manker
Mission Statement: Tiger CERT, working in partnership with Ellis County Emergency Management, exists to heighten the community's awareness of area-wide emergency response agencies and to help increase participation in the local CERT chapter. It is our goal to better inform residents of Ellis County so they may be equipped with emergency response skills should disaster strike.

H.A.R.T.: Hays Area Revitalization Team

Team Members: Josh Baum, Beth Bishop, Kurtis Linenberger, RJ Meyer, Brandon Purdy, Heather Whitney
Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve and beautify living conditions, meet safety requirements, and educate landlords and tenants in the off-campus residential areas surrounding the Fort Hays State University campus.

Tigers for Red

Team Members: Heather Ewart, Preston McCorkle, Kristen Habiger, Tracy Olson, Chandra Hake, Chris Stos
Mission Statement: Our mission is to create an on-campus chapter for the Red Cross, promote the HEROES Campaign, and coordinate the "Ride for the Red" Motorcycle Rally. The purpose is to raise funds for the Ellis County Red Cross, which will in turn allow them to better educate the community on the services they provide, while helping to support and fund disaster relief.

Rock Against Rape

Team Members: Anna Dechant, Elizabeth Lovett, Chelsey Fisher, Adam Neal, Addison Dauber
Mission Statement: To raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence in a fun environment for youth that will raise at least $5,000 for the Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc. in Hays, KS.

Leadership Development for Student Athletes

Team Members: Matt B. Dunn, Charles B. Leidig, Morgan K. Riekenberg, Julie R. Sutton
Mission Statement: L.O.O.F Nationwide Coordinators is designed to help motivate student athletes to become change agents through KYLA. Also, we will be working in efforts to expand L.O.O.F for Nationwide growth through new inventive ideas. The improvements and expansions for further developments of Leadership on & off the field are designed for Kansas high school athletes to be empowered as leaders.
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