The leadership of the Vet Tech Club from the Ross College North Canton, Ohio campus organized a Roadside Clean-Up Day to pick up litter along the stretch of road between their two campus locations. Because they were so thrilled about the help, the township even donated garbage bags to the effort. With their Faculty Advisor Robert Argent and Campus Director Dr. Shannon Trenta Kolm and her three children, the Vet Tech Club spent a sunny Sunday morning giving back to their community and showing pride in being students of Ross College.
The students, faculty, and staff spent their Sunday morning working on cleaning up the stretch of Higbee Avenue between the two campuses which is about a quarter mile long. “We collected probably a 100 pounds of garbage,” said Campus Director Dr. Shannon Trenta Kolm. They picked up tires, electronics, plastic, and paper waste. “The township we are located in was very supportive of our efforts, donated the garbage bags, and then collected the trash we had piled up on the roadside.”
Faculty Advisor Robert Argent was the mastermind behind the community service event. “I got the idea for the Vet Tech Club to organize this event because I kept noticing all the garbage located on the road as I would drive from the main campus to the Higbee building each day,” he said. “It just looked terrible.” Vet Tech Club President David Greenwell agreed, “the Vet Tech Club wanted to give back to the community and show our pride in being Ross College students by keeping the path between our two campuses clean thereby leaving a good impression of our area.” The students, staff, and faculty that were able to be a part of the day enjoyed the opportunity to make their community look a little nicer and they look forward to doing the same again in the future.