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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

UA Business Students Organize Volunteer Day in Tucson

Over 400 Eller College students and community volunteers participate in national Make a Difference Day October 27.

TUCSON, Ariz. – October 24, 2012 – Students enrolled in a nonprofit management class at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management have organized a brigade of 400 of their peers and community members to volunteer in the Tucson community October 27. The effort was organized to coincide with Make a Difference Day, a national movement founded by USA WEEKEND Magazine.

The Eller College students have organized projects with both Tanque Verde High School and Tanque Verde Elementary School. Eller students and community volunteers will be deployed to each school to complete various projects in an effort to create a better learning environment for students.

“Students realize their responsibility for creating positive social change in their community, especially at small schools such as Tanque Verde,” said Shauna Williams, a student team leader. “We find that we have the power to make a big impact and it’s important to feel empowered about our community. We are looking forward to stepping up to make a difference while working shoulder-to-shoulder with our neighbors to help make Tucson a better place to learn and live.”

This is the second year that the Eller College’s annual philanthropy day has been integrated with the national Make a Difference Day. The students will join over three million people in giving back to their communities on a national day of service.

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The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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