Two Texas Campuses Join Forces in Scottish Rite Hospital’s Annual Book Drive

Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian and Student Services Advisor

Digital Graphic Art student Jody Farmer.

The 2011 Scottish Rite Book Drive saw our Remington College campuses in Fort Worth and Dallas teaming up again for a great cause.

Both campuses held book drives from October through December, with the Dallas Campus collecting 1,101 books and the Fort Worth Campus collecting 1,154 books, totaling an impressive 2,255 donated books for children.

Medical Assisting with X-Ray student Tarralyn Castanuela.

The books were donated to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC), an organization that provides exceptional care to thousands of local children every year. TSRHC does not receive state or federal funding; the hospital relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, foundations, and corporations to continue its mission.

Dallas Campus President Skip Walls said, “The faculty and staff of Remington College – Dallas Campus takes the responsibility of giving back to those in need very seriously. To the extent we are now a non-profit, charitable organization, we feel that our involvement in philanthropic endeavors like the book drive is simply one more way for us to meet our charter by bringing a small measure of joy to children who seek healing from Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.”

L to R: Pharmacy Technician students Jennifer Ly and Patty Carranza.

Pharmacy Technician student Patty Carranza holds a special place for Scottish Rite Hospital, because her daughter was once a patient there. “My daughter was treated for scoliosis at Scottish Rite, and it’s good to know these books are going to the kids there,”said Patty.

Dental Assisting student Ashley Crosby said, “It means a lot to help out children in need, and we can really make a difference, even if it’s only one book at a time.”

Career Services Representative Emily Foltz.

This annual event will continue at Remington College, thanks to the generous students and employees of both the Dallas and Fort Worth campuses who make it happen each year.

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