benefit from MC
Two Wabash County non-profits will benefit
from a lesson in interpersonal communication taught at Manchester
College this fall semester.
Students in Professor Marcia L. Benjamin’s
Communication class formed teams to create and propose workshops on
difficult conversations. The top three presentations received cash
prizes that the students donated to the local non-profits.
Our Children, Our Future, a North Manchester
program to help families with children succeed, will receive the first-
and second-place place prizes. The winning team of junior
Katherine Leese of Kokomo and senior Danielle Shepherd of Warsaw
proposed a workshop for middle school students on how to reduce everyday
anxiety in conversations. The workshop incorporates simple dance steps
as metaphors. The team received $100.
Second place went to sophomore Arienne
Shambarger of Roann and senior Joe Lamplot of Newport, Ky., who also
donated their winnings ($50) to Our Children, Our Future. Third place
went to senior Jaci Stevens of Berne and sophomore Neil Rodenbeck of
Laotto, who gave their $25 to the Wabash County Red Cross.