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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 235
Phone: 785-628-4303
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Spring 2017 LDRS 310 Projects:

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Leading the Future

Team Members:
Abby Baker, Ella Ingram, Cody Mikulecky, Brianna Spexarth, Aiyana Smith

Mission Statement:
The mission of Leading the Future is to grow the Foster Grandparent Program with more active volunteers using a video, internship, and recruitment outline to further develop the knowledge of young children in their futures.


Team Members:
Michelle Peeks, Tucker Serna, Dalton Steinert

Mission Statement:

The mission of the In-Sole-In-Ones is to help raise monetary donations and awareness of the symptoms, treatment, and effects of diabetes, bringing together businesses and the Hays community to encourage others to fight alongside us.

Bigs with Badges

Team Members:
Hayden Pixler, Charles Murphy, Carissa Mikesic, Brock Johnson

Mission Statement:

Tigers and Badges is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ellis County to create a better relationship between first responders and the community by aiding in the process of matching children with law enforcement, instilling a positive view.

The Heart Chasers

Team Members:
Kandice Wright, Viviana Lizarraga, McKenzie Henderson, Callie Dunlap, Veronica Knittig

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Heart Chasers is to organize and run a HeartChase style scavenger hunt, and smaller educational, interactive activities to fundraise for the American Heart Association and build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke within Fort Hays State and City of hays communities.

Saving Summer

Team Members:
Kate Neer, Matthew Perkins

Mission Statement:

The mission of saving summer is to research viable, sustainable solutions that will aid the council in making an educated decision that will allow the Ellis Municipal Pool to continue to be enjoyed by its community members for many years to come.

Rules of Rent

Team Members:
Dakota Derstein, Gracie Defore, Nick Glassman, Ulises Prieto

Mission Statement:

The mission of Rules of rent is to educate potential tenants and landlords on their rights and responsibilities that they carry in a way that empowers the community, and advocates for affordable, fair, and equal knowledge of rental housing.

Breathe Coffee Connection

Team Members:
Luke Cox, Hu Quayni (Andrew), Hadley Tharp, Brady Walker

Mission Statement:

The mission of Breather Coffee Connection is to assist Breathe Coffee House in connecting people of the community to volunteer and service opportunities to assist those in need in Western Kansas.


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