Florida Southern Psi Chi chapter holds food drive for PACE Center for Girls
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 1, 2005) - The Florida Southern College chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society of psychology, conducted a food drive to benefit PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) Center for Girls in Lakeland. The fundraiser took place Feb. 18 and Feb. 20 on the Florida Southern College campus.
FSC students and Psi Chi members donated over 1200 non-perishable food items estimated at a $1,000 value. PACE provides gender-responsive, school-based programs for at-risk girls to enable these young women to succeed both in the classroom and in life skills.
"The Florida Southern Chapter of Psi Chi has established a reputation of marked service in the community," said Dr. Patrick Smith, the chapter's faculty advisor. "Although the PACE Center for Girls will become the organization's official philanthropy, members of Psi Chi continue to work on many different areas of community service both as a group and as individuals."
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.