THE RICHARD STOCKTON COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

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Hospitality Management Students at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Launch Community Service Initiative

 

Class Collects Linens for Homeless Shelters

 

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

 

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Dottie Munro

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950

 

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ –To serve the community while learning about the hospitality industry, Michael Scales’ fall, 2004 Hospitality Management class at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey established a community service project to assist area homeless shelters.

 

By contacting area hotels and businesses, students were able to collect donations of sheets, blankets, towels and other linens.  “The hotels and businesses were more than willing to help,” said Scales.  Among the donors were Days Inn of Egg Harbor Township, Inn of the Dove Resort, Pleasantville, Port-O-Call Hotel in Ocean City and Wildwood Linens. 

 

Scales deemed the project a huge success.  Many much-needed items have been donated, and Scales and his students hope this will be the beginning of a larger, ongoing initiative.  “The response was overwhelming,” he said, “In December 500 pounds of boxed linens were packed by the students for distribution.”

 

Scales, who encourages non-traditional learning techniques, is an Instructor of Business Studies at Stockton.  The college’s Hospitality Management track is the most recent addition to the Business Studies undergraduate program.

 

For more information about the project, please email Michael Scales at scalesm@stockton.edu.