CEO Club at CSCC Donates Dozens of Goods to Cougar Den Food Pantry

(left to right) Donna Brogdon, Associate Professor for Business and Management, Glizamiret Garcia, CEO Club President, and Sandry Godsey, CEO Club advisor

CEO Club at CSCC Donates Dozens of Goods to Cougar Den Food Pantry

Napierra Alexander
Monday, December 20, 2021 12:00 AM
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CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Student-based clubs and organizations at Cleveland State Community College are encouraged to give back during the holiday season. The CEO Club at the college decided to give back to the one place they knew would benefit most, the Cougar Den Food Pantry. In total, The CEO Club donated 415 items to the food pantry. 

The CEO club is the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Club. It's a student entrepreneurship club that provides students with the opportunity to meet with local entrepreneurs in our community. They also get to compete in competitions at the local, state, and national level, as well as participate in community projects.  

“It was a pleasure being able to give back to the Cougar Den Pantry! It’s important to us as the entrepreneurship club that we give back to the community,” stated Glizamiret Garcia, CEO Club President. “We would like to thank everyone who donated and hope to do more for the pantry in the future.”

This holiday, the club wanted to give to the Cougar Den and other students in need. The Cougar Den is a food pantry created for CSCC students affected by food insecurities. Students are able to receive food, school supplies, and hygiene items that are available inside the food pantry.  

“CSCC is well aware that some students have food insecurities, but it should not be when they are on campus,” Retheo Murphy, Cougar Den Coordinator. “So, individually the staff  makes good use of their two hands. We use one hand to help ourselves, and the other one to help others.”

Out of the 415 items donated to the food pantry, the Cougar Den has received snacks, chips, baby food, microwavable meals, and drink mixes. CSCC students can come during the Cougar Den hours if they’re in need of food or supplies. No information or appointment is needed. 

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CSCC earned the Tennessee Board of Regent’s 2019 College of The Year. CSCC directly serves Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties in Tennessee. The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving more than 140,000 students.


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