FAYETTE, IOWA (April 1, 2009) -Upper Iowa University Peacocks for Progress organization was the recent recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Jenzabar Foundation's 2008 Student Leadership Awards program.
Daryl Grove, executive director of student leadership at Upper Iowa, was responsible for writing the grant. He also founded Peacocks for Progress, an on campus student organization that promotes community service, volunteerism and service learning. Grove intends to use the funds toward the purchase of a small utility vehicle.
"Peacocks for Progress is an ongoing effort," explained Grove. "We do service projects for the local community throughout the year that includes raking, painting, shoveling snow; and a small utility vehicle that students can operate to haul equipment is very much needed to make the group more mobile."
Grove added, "Although the Jenzabar award of $1,000 is not quite enough to make an outright purchase, we are extremely grateful the Jenzabar Foundation has honored Upper Iowa with this Student Leadership Award. The student clubs and organizations are committed to service here, and it is nice to have their work recognized." Grove said they will be doing additional fundraisers to raise the rest of the money for the utility vehicle.
Upper Iowa University migrated to Jenzabar EX in 2003, a complete database suite that provides administrative and student information needs from Admissions to Alumni Development, including e-learning, course management, and e-commerce. Built on an industry-standard Microsoft® platform, Jenzabar EX provides easy navigation for users who are familiar with using point-and-click functions, tabs, drop-down windows, and Help screens. Utilizing emerging technology, the system provides further data access to advisors and students on the World Wide Web.
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