Clinton Community College faculty and staff were willing to take a pie in the face to fill the CCC Cupboard. On Monday three employees suited up in a plastic ponchos for the pie throwing which took place in the CCC Auditorium.
Instructors Dr. Steve Barleen and Roxanne Schmidt, and Student Services Administrative Assistant Katrina Larson earned their pie in the face by collecting the most items for the CCC Cupboard. During the spring semester, Instructor Derek Campbell, Advisor Mat Endress, and Associate Director of Business Services Justin Sampson all endured the sweet treat as a result of the recent CCC challenge to fill the pantry. A new challenge was made with ten CCC employees and students competing for the top prize of a pie in the face.
The CCC Cupboard is a students-helping-students program designed to combat food insecurity, poverty, and trouble making ends meet. Started in 2018, the Cupboard provides CCC students with food, diapers, hygiene products, and other essentials on an as-needed basis. Donations directly benefit students attending the college.
CCC President Dr. Brian Kelly commented, “Thanks to our outstanding staff and faculty for stepping up to the (pie) plate and helping our students. Our team continues to show we care about our students and community and are invested in their success.”
To donate to the CCC Cupboard, items such as food, cleaning products, personal hygiene items, diapers, and baby food can be delivered to the Information Desk at Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton, IA. For more information, call CCC at 563-244-7001.