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Dover Campus Raises $1,215 in Funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

job training in doverEmphasis on community services shows that job training in Dover is more than just learning new career skills

Enduring a battle with cancer is hard for anyone, and it is especially heartbreaking when the patients are young children. At the Harris School of Business in Dover, Delaware, the staff and students have reached out to help an organization that supports childhood cancer research.

“This year we have been raising funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and the generosity of our students and staff has been so impressive,” says Nikole Schriefer, director of career services at the Harris School.

The Harris School believes that part of being a professional is giving back to your community. For this reason, students who signed up for job training in Dover are getting much more than just the typical job skills you might expect. Students at the Dover campus are learning what it’s like to be part of community activities and fundraisers. They are learning how meaningful it is to help people who are less fortunate. Being involved in these activities can help create a sense of community at the campus, and bring both students and staff together.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser was one example of an event that brought students and staff together. The fundraiser culminated in a very memorable event—a head-shaving event! On March 8, a group from the Dover campus attended the fundraiser held at Fado Irish Pub, in Annapolis, Maryland. Participants could choose to have their heads shaved to honor children with cancer and also to inspire friends and family to donate money to the cause.

Ms. Schriefer attended the March 8 event and presented the foundation with a check for $1,215. She explains how she first heard of St. Baldricks: “A few years ago, I attended a head-shaving event for the first time. I met a little boy named Joey, who had been battling cancer for years and was only 5 years old.” Schriefer continues, “Joey and his family were so inspirational that I knew I needed to help. Unfortunately Joey lost his fight, and this year’s event was held in Joey’s name.”

St. Baldrick’s Foundation has been holding head-shaving events since the year 2000 to support childhood cancer research. The trend has grown to over 1,300 head-shaving events in 2013, held in places such as pubs, restaurants, churches, military bases, and firehouses.

Providing More than Job Training in Dover

The Dover campus of the Harris School is proud of the students and staff who came together to support this important cause. For those interested in learning more about Harris’s job training in Dover as well as other cities, please visit the Harris website, or call us at 1.800.510.7920.

The Dover campus offers four career-focused programs that prepare students for professional positions in the fields of allied health and wellness:

Our campus is located in Enterprise Business Park at 97 Commerce Way in Dover. We offer both daytime and evening classes, to help suit the busy schedules of our students. If you are considering career-focused training, then take a moment to learn about what the Harris School has to offer.