MBA students serve the local community through Habitat For HumanityOct. 28, 2006
On October 13, the Graduate Business Association (GBA) had the opportunity to serve the Waco community through the local chapter of Habitat For Humanity. The 9-member GBA team consisted of Chad Robertson, Nick Orand, Michelle Nelson, Nobel Macaden, Rakesh Arora, Chad Grief, Sean Haynes, Kent Heatwole and Luke Schmidt. The team's two primary tasks on the day of the project were siding and trim. The students worked with members of the Habitat For Humanity staff in order to complete these tasks.
The students gained a unique perspective in not only service to the community but also what a few volunteers can do to impact other people's lives. The GBA Team had the opportunity to meet the grateful owner of the new home as well as gain an overall understanding of how the Waco Habitat For Humanity accomplishes each and every project...through volunteers, a little sweat, but more importantly teamwork.
The GBA normally completes a service oriented project each semester. Typically, the organization has chosen to raise monies for organizations through special events such as 5K or 10K races. This year, the association elected to utilize a more hands on approach in order to make a more lasting and significant impact in the Waco community. The project was a great success and the GBA team has already discussed the possibility of working with Habitat For Humanity on one of their future projects during the spring semester.