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Left to right: Christopher Brown-Treasurer; Amber Fullerton-Secretary, Lynda Potts- 1st Vice President, Shantell Coleman-2nd Vice President, Chelsea Davis-President
Optimist Club Chartered at Wilberforce University

Fifty three Wilberforce University students were inducted into the Wilberforce University Optimist Club during a chartering ceremony on September 17. The Optimist Club is a service organization devoted to children. The ceremony was attended by Optimist International officials across the state of Ohio and Wilberforce University leadership: President Patricia Hardaway and Dr. Jo-Ann Robinson, Vice President of Student Development/Enrollment.

The Wilberforce University Optimist Club has identified seven areas to focus their work with youth during the 2012-2013 academic year.

  • Health & Fitness (includes Relay/Sports/Kickball)
  • Reverse Mentoring & Tutoring
  • Outreach Ministry (Juvenile System, Foster Home, Adopt-A-Kid, Thanksgiving Baskets, Children’s Hospital Volunteerism, Toy Donations at Christmas)
  • College Tours/Applications/Scholarships
  • Field Trips & Camp Outs (including Skating, Bowling Parties)
  • Youth Creativity (Show & Tell, Talent Shows, Kids Carnival)
  • Religion (Bible Study)

For further information, please contact:
Eppechal T. Smalls, M.A.
Vice President for Development
Wilberforce University

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