Wilmington, DE. If you visit the Wilmington campus of the Harris School of Business on the right day, you might notice students wearing crazy scrubs, sporting silly socks, or donning their favorite sports jerseys. Or you might happen upon a bake sale or a slushie sale that has you opening up your wallet. These activities are all part of Harris School’s commitment to raising funds to support the March of Dimes.
Keicha Sharp and Christine Rich, two instructors in the professional medical assisting programs, are coordinating the fundraising effort with the student council. The strategy is to offer a “pay what you can” policy on events like “crazy scrubs day,” where students can make a donation in order to have the privilege of wearing colorful scrubs that day.
The creative fundraising ideas have paid off, and to date, the school has raised over $700 for the March of Dimes. “We believe in giving back to the community that serves our students and we teach our students to do the same,” says campus director Ruthann Wolverton, “so we hold monthly activities like the March of Dimes fundraiser to provide that opportunity.”
The March of Dimes is a national organization that helps mothers have healthy pregnancies. It supports research and seeks to prevent premature births, birth defects, and infant mortality.
Next up on the fundraising calendar is the March of Dimes “March for Babies” walk-a-thon, taking place on April 29. The Wilmington campus is organizing a team called “Team Harris Babies Rock,” in support of all the babies that March of Dimes helps nationwide. Those interested in joining the team for the walk can contact Keicha Sharp through the front desk or by contacting the school at 302-478-8890.
Harris School of Business has a tradition of providing career-focused education to adults in the fields of allied health and business management. The Wilmington campus offers a professional medical assistant program, a massage therapy program, and dental assistant training.
As one of the region’s accredited business schools, Harris School of Business operates seven campuses in the Delaware Valley. Some of the program offerings at the other campuses include medical billing courses for health claims specialist training, surgical technologist training, technology training in the legal and accounting fields, and training programs for those interested in becoming a pharmacy technician or a health technician.
For a complete listing of programs at each campus, or for more information about the Harris School of Business, please call 1-800-510-7920 or visit www.harrisschool.edu.
Tracy DiSabatino, Assistant Director of Admissions
1413 Foulk Road, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE 19803
Tel: 302-478-8890; Fax: 301-478-8891