SPRING SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
This month, Classified Council held an online version of the annual See's Candies Spring Scholarship Fundraiser. Though we chose to skip the fundraiser last year as the pandemic closures were just beginning, we knew it would be back in some capacity, as this is one of our top fundraisers for the student worker scholarships. I’m so glad to report that it was a success! Once our student workers and their supervisors are back on campus, we can resume awarding these year-end scholarships. Many thanks to all who purchased from our online store. Though I truly miss personally delivering the treats to offices on campus and having our table set up for walk-up sales, this online opportunity became a great option, providing even more choices in the types of fundraiser items for sale. Perhaps when we are back on campus, we can do some sort of hybrid sale. Thanks again for the support!
SPRING GUEST SPEAKER
Another spring tradition for Classified Council is co-sponsoring a guest speaker with a community organization. This year, we teamed up with Soroptimist International of Glendale and the City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women for a virtual presentation held March 25. The speaker was human trafficking survivor, author and advocate Theresa Flores. She discussed her escape from human trafficking, which is detailed in her first of five books The Slave Across the Street. Flores has presented at TEDx, universities, has trained law enforcement and medical personnel, worked with the U.S. Attorney General's office, and testified before the Senate and House for several states. We were so fortunate to be able to co-sponsor such an informative event. And thanks go out to the GCC Women’s History Month team for placing the event on the WHM calendar, giving it even more exposure.