Several months leading up to the holiday season, the spirit of giving at Clarkson College flowed gleefully through the campus air. Calls for donations and helping hands appeared left and right, each one supporting a different cause or population. Combined, the goodwill of alumni, students, faculty and staff was significant.
On Saturday morning, Oct. 31, 69 Clarkson College students, employees and family members (and a few pups) completed a 3.1-mile trek along the Field Club Trail in midtown Omaha. The participants, many of whom were dressed in their Halloween best, were all voluntarily walking and running in the third annual PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant) 5K event.
Once all PTA 5K participants crossed the finish line, the event coordinators held a raffle drawing that included Chipotle and Starbucks gift cards, chocolate treats and a “Biggest Loser” gift pack.
The Clarkson College chapter of Omicron Epsilon Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing partnered with the Social Work department at Nebraska Medicine to make a difference this year. Together, the groups adopted a family in the community. The honor society contributed $125 that went toward gifts for the family.