As a part of the Community Service Initiative in the School of Business (SoB), coordinated by Shaunda Roach, assistant professor of MIS, faculty members volunteer every month with Meals On Wheels at the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center.
Meals On Wheels provides nutritious meals, Monday-Friday, year-round, to Huntsville seniors age 60 or over, who are unable to cook for themselves and are primarily homebound. Volunteers deliver meals to the clients’ homes between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There is no charge, but a donation based on income is suggested. A Registered Dietitian plans all of the menus and the food is delivered in the Huntsville city limits.
The SoB had 100% participation from its faculty who volunteered to serve in this program this year.
Additionally, each academic year, the SoB volunteers at the Downtown Rescue Mission, and collect monetary donations to help the Mission’s initiatives. Last Thursday, April 26, from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, faculty from the SoB served lunch at the “Mission” in an effort to fulfilling God’s commission.
Recognizing that the Lord expects us to serve one another, the SoB is committed to fulfill Jesus’ charge that “whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.” This also ties in with Oakwood University’s motto to put “God First.” Those who are served are just looking for someone to show they care, and the School of Business is happy and more than willing to carry out this initiative as we continue to look forward to Jesus’ second coming.
In the left photo are Dr. Hyacinth Burton, dean of the School of Business, and Dr. George Charles, associate professor of Finance. In the right photo are Dr. Charles, Dr. Burton, Dr. Throy Campbell, assistant professor of Finance; Samantha Champagne, secretary, School of Business; Dr. Theodore Brown, professor of Management; Mrs. Esther Lai Hing, assistant professor Management, and Richard Blanco, assistant professor of Healthcare Administration.