Students of the Shippensburg University Social Work Department worked together to organize an event to benefit migrant students on April 8 for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 (LIU) Education Day.
According to iu12.org, an Intermediate Unit offers entrepreneurial, highly skilled, technology-rich services to school districts totaling more than 50,000 Pennsylvania students. The LIU is one of the 29 units formed by the Pennsylvania State Legislature.
Shippensburg University students as well as the visitors, met in the Orndorff Theatre in the Ceddia Union Building.
The event was hosted by SU students, Taylor Stoner, Rhyan Rodriguez, Nichele Oglesby, Casey Thompson and Morgan Griffith.
The event included a tour of SU’s campus given by the hosts.
In the Orndorff Theatre, a panel was held for the visitors to ask questions to current SU students as well as former students. Admissions personnel also spoke. The students also went to Reisner Dining Hall for lunch.
The goal of LIU Education Day was to show the migrant students there are always opportunities to be offered.
The event also was hosted to promote the belief that higher education is possible for migrant students.