JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Business College Organizational Behavior students recently ventured out into the community to put their classroom lessons to the test and to make a difference in the community.
Bachelor degree students in the Organizational Behavior class were charged with identifying organizations in the area, learning about their mission and activities and then creating a fundraiser to benefit the organization's goals.
JBC instructor, Elizabeth Cipolla, said getting out in the community was very beneficial for the students.
Jamestown Business College students working with Greystone Nature Preserve in Brocton hosted a nature walk and seminar to educate the community on the mission of the preserve. Greystone Nature Preserve offers programs in environmental education for groups of all ages and abilities. To end the activity, students planted a “JBC Tree.” Students are shown with preserve owner, Diane Clark, far right front.
"Anytime you can take classroom lessons and apply them in an outside business setting, the result is dynamic," she said. "It was also a nice change of pace to leave the classroom and be out in the community."
Student groups worked with community organizations including Joint Neighborhood Project, Greystone Nature Preserve and the Chautauqua County Humane Society, completing various fundraising projects for the groups.
Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities. For more information on registering for these programs, call 664-5100 or visit www.JamestownBusinessCollege.edu.