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IWU business classes raise nearly $2K for Grant County Rescue Mission

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April 12, 2019
Indiana Wesleyan University two classes of business students presented the Grant County Rescue Mission with a $1,939.72 check on Friday, April 12 as part of their final project in their Management Principles course. 
In 2007, Dr. Lisa Nieman, who serves as the chair of the DeVoe Division of Business, started assigning a project that she calls “Investing Your Talents.” The goal of the project, appropriately named with an obvious biblical parable connection, is for students to experience the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, in an effort to make a difference in the community
Midway into the semester, each student is given between $1 and $5, which Nieman provides herself. Once in groups of four, students pool their funds together to grow them for the GCRM. Groups can begin with as much as $20 or as little as $4. 
Students choose to raise funds in a variety of ways, including holding a bake sale, hosting a cookout or fundraising at local restaurants. 
Since 2010, Nieman’s management principles classes have raised over $38,000 for the GCRM. 
“This project allows our student’s to use what they are learning in class to make a difference in the community, in which they spend eight months a year,” said Nieman. “It also gives our students the opportunity to serve using their gifts and talents that God has given them to help others.”
For more information on IWU’s DeVoe Division of Business, visit
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