UWSP chancellor and staff provide winter gear during the recent cold bout
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT — UW-Stevens Point staff helped students fend off frigid winter temperatures on Jan. 25 by passing out free hats, scarfs and gloves on campus grounds.
College Chancellor Bernie Patterson even came out to help his dedicated student body stay warm as weather nosedives.
“It felt great, especially when I told them ‘your mom wants you to put on a hat,’” said Patterson about the charitable event. “We are so thankful for the donations of gear from Athletics, the UWSP Foundation and University Bookstore to make sure our students are safe and warm.”
With the winter gear donated from the university, students are sure to be garbed in the latest ‘school attire during the tremendously cold coming days. The college has done similar giveaways in the past to assist pupils.
“Chancellor Patterson and other administrators have distributed winter weather accessories to students on campus in prior years,” said a representative from the college. “And hope to continue the tradition in the future.”
Other faculty members that assisted during the charitable outing included Morgan Jeidy, Laura ‘Gehrman-Rottier and Nicole Pare. The group was located outside of Albertson Hall and distributed UW-Stevens Point winter gear to people on campus.
School staff plans to continue to do similar events throughout the coming semester. They see the giveaways as a way to connect with the community and spread UW-Stevens Point Pointer spirit. Students were very appreciative of the friendly gesture, especially during the recent expanse of severe weather.
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