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Danville Community College student Michael Sheetz throws a pie in the face of DCC Biology Instructor Chris Pantazis during the college’s Spring Fling event on Tuesday, April 25.

 

DCC's Spring Fling Supports Charity

 

(April 28, 2017)  – Near-record rainfall didn’t stop Danville Community College from hosting its annual Spring Fling on Tuesday, April 25.

 

More than 150 students and 25 faculty and staff members assembled in the Student Center and under the center’s covered patio to enjoy free food, games, and a fundraiser that allowed them to throw pies at their professors.

 

“Our school events are successful because our students truly appreciate the chance to bond with our faculty and with each other,” said Student Activities and Transfer Coordinator Kirstin Pantazis.

 

Student organizations helped make Spring Fling a successful event this year. DCC’s African American Culture Club gave away baked goods while accepting donations, the TEACH Club put up a display on autism ahead of Danville’s Autism Awareness 5k on Saturday, April 29. Professor of Business Management Dr. Vince Decker’s Business 298 class ran multiple service learning projects as part of their capstone class aimed at teaching the industry standard project management tools and techniques. These projects included an ice cream giveaway, cancer care packages with the Never Give Up project, and promotion of Wayne Alan’s Magic of Business talk on Thursday, April 27.

 

Phi Theta Kappa raised more than $200 with its faculty pie-in-the-face booth and students, faculty, and staff signed the college’s 50th anniversary banner, which will be captured and saved as part of the 50th anniversary time capsule in the coming months.

 

DCC will have commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13. Summer course registration is still open and the college has several new programs, with information available at www.danville.edu/newprograms or by calling 434-797-2222.

Spring Fling 2017

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