School of Professional Counseling Raises Money to Fight Malaria in Uganda
Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 [3:51 PM]
LWC Associate Professor of Human Services and Counseling
Daniel Williamson holds
a facsimile check from LWC School of Professional Counseling
Uganda Counseling and
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Students, faculty and staff in
the Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling sold
t-shirts to help fight malaria in Africa.
The students held a t-shirt drive this spring and summer that
raised $1,870. The money was donated to the Uganda
Counseling and Support Services, which is directed by LWC
alumnus Ronald Kaluya.
To raise the money, LWC students and staff sold more than 1,990
t-shirts at the college's 25 community campuses in Kentucky, Ohio,
Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
The shirts sold for $15 each or two for $25.
"At least $5 from each shirt goes toward malaria prevention,"
said Jennifer Williamson, LWC associate professor
of human services and counseling and director of the LWC Institute
for Advanced Study. "Five dollars will buy one immunization,
prophylactic malaria treatment or mosquito net. So for each
t-shirt, we can prevent malaria in one person."
Counseling and Support Services is a non-profit social-justice
organization that focuses on providing access to education, safe
water, medical care and improved farming in the impoverished East
Members of the LWC School of Professional Counseling
present a facsimile check to
Uganda Counseling and Support Services Chair John B.
Begley. From left: Kim Brown
of LWC-Cumberland (Ky.) Community Campus; Jennifer Williamson, LWC
professor of human services and counseling and director of the LWC
Advanced Study; Jennifer Brooks, LWC-Ashland, Ky.; Ann
Va.; Begley; Daniel Williamson, LWC associate professor of human
counseling; Suzie Mills, LWC-London, Ky.; Tonia Marcum, LWC-Logan,
Livesay, LWC-Scottsville, Ky.; and Billie Robinson, LWC-Hazard,