Central College has established the Central Cares Fund to help students experiencing extreme hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.
“As we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, Central recognizes the need to help others,” says Sunny Gonzales Eighmy, a 1999 graduate and vice president for advancement at Central. “This includes our students who have been forced to move off campus and learn remotely the remainder of this semester.
“The burdens of doing so impact each student and family differently,” she adds. “Some face larger challenges than others. While the future is uncertain, we know many of our students need more assistance than ever before. Our goal is to alleviate some of the anxiety students may be experiencing and minimize disruptions to their academic experience at Central.”
The Central Cares Fund will be a big part of the college’s annual Hoo-Rah Day celebration Tuesday, April 7. The day has always been a day to celebrate Central, share the college’s pride with the world and raise funding for student scholarships.
The fund will help ensure every student succeeds. Contributions to Central Cares will be awarded to students demonstrating need for emergency assistance due to changes in economic or health conditions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Funds are intended to support students and needs that arise. This may include, but is not limited to, assisting with technology and access, unexpected travel, shipping and storage, book and course materials and student accounts.