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Hunger Awareness Event is Tonight

2/14/2012

The second annual Hunger Awareness Dinner will be held Tuesday, February 28, at Williams Baptist College. The event will take place in WBC’s Mabee Student Center starting at 6:30 p.m.

The dinner, which is intended to increase awareness about global hunger, poverty and food supply, is entirely student organized. It is a joint effort between WBC's Campus Ministries Office and the Business Department's student organization, Phi Beta Lambda.

Money raised at the dinner will be donated to Heifer International, a non-profit organization based in Little Rock. Heifer's stated mission is "to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope." 

In addition to the dinner, the event's speaker will be Dr. Neil Tucker from Rector, Ark. Tucker is an international agricultural consultant. Over the last 21 years, he has worked on 30 international projects in Central/South America, Europe, Asia and Africa focusing on assisting indigenous people with their land and livestock to produce milk and meat for a healthy world.

Tucker's education includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agriculture and a doctorate of ministry in cross-cultural education. His work experience includes instruction in artificial insemination, embryo transfer and pregnancy diagnosis at local venues. He is also the father of Heather Tucker Parson, who is a professor in the WBC Business Department.

The public, as well as WBC students, faculty, staff and administration, are invited. Tickets are $1 for students and $5 for non-students.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Summer DeProw at (870) 759-4147 or emailing her at sdeprow@wbcoll.edu. Participants also may purchase tickets at the door on February 28.

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