Two Midway College students took part in the New York City Partner Summit Top-to-Top Forum hosted by Time-Life Feb. 8-9.
Carolyn Gilles, an MBA student, and Nicole Lesniewski, an undergraduate student from Midway's women's college, were two of only 20 members of Students in Free Enterprise selected from across the country to participate in this event.
The Top-to-Top Forum allows students to interact with Fortune 500 CEOs and executives and expand upon ideas and practices studied in the classroom.
Campbell's Soup took part in this summit and students heard from Megan Martin, a SIFE alumna and founder of the Campbell's Soup Let's Can Hunger SIFE Campaign. This campaign challenges participants to combat hunger in their communities. The Midway College SIFE team received a $250 grant to participate in this challenge, and is looking to local groups, such as the Midway Presbyterian Church Community Garden, to partner with them in this effort.
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Woodford Humane Society's Freedom Fest
Freedom Fest 2011, Woodford Humane Society's largest annual fund-raiser, will be held at Annestes Farms in Woodford County July 22-23. This event showcases local designers as they transform horse stalls into elaborate dining areas. Local caterers and restaurants will offer food tasting at the Bone Appétit Lunch July 22, while local artists auction off artwork of the host farm. Ninety percent of the money raised goes directly to WHS. Farm tours are provided, as well as live and silent auctions and music. Learn more about the 12th annual Freedom Fest at www.woodfordhumane.org.