Happy Monday, Sabres! This week I teamed up with junior Brock Weston to tell you about the second reason why you should donate during Marian’s Day of Giving. Brock grew up on a cattle and grain farm and while he was growing up, he wanted to be a rancher. After many new experiences, he decided he wants to become a physician, and is now majoring in biology and pre-med. Brock is the Vice President of Student Senate, a member of the Pre-Health Professionals Club, a part of the Science and Math Association, an Honors student and he plays for both the Volleyball and Hockey teams.  Brock not only makes a positive impact at Marian, and in return, he has felt the positive impact from faculty, staff, and students at Marian.

Since Brock is a biology and pre-med major he spends a lot of his time in the Dr. Richard and Leslie Ridenour Science Center. One of the functions of the Marian Fund is to help upgrade the classroom technology. Brock told me that the impact of the upgrades were immediate and that the environment lends itself to collaborative and group learning but also provides quiet places for personal studying. He mentioned that the new lab equipment has made the experiments that coincide with the lecture more engaging and memorable. All of these improvements — and many more – wouldn’t be possible if it weren’t for generous people donating to the Marian fund especially during our annual Day of Giving, which is Thursday April 25.

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