Four Scheller College of Business undergraduate students participated in the College’s Management in the Healthcare Sector (MGT 3662) course’s first Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS)-inspired exercise.
Led by Scheller College professor William “Bill” Joseph Todd (also an alumnus; IM 71), six students (in total) volunteered on Oct. 5 at The Good Sam Urban Farm at westside Atlanta’s Good Samaritan Health Center, spending the day harvesting sweet potatoes.
“We were inspired after the Good Samaritan Health Center’s founder and CEO Dr. Bill Warren gave a guest lecture to the class last month and told us about their focus on food nutrition as part of its overall approach to improving health status in the community,” said Todd, who also noted credit to the SLS initiative for the class’ inspiration.
Established in 2016, SLS is an Institutional effort to equip students to learn and serve around the theme “creating sustainable communities.”
Part of Good Samaritan’s mission is to provide health care access to low-income families and individuals, including medical, dental, health education, mental health, and nutrition assistance services. The Good Sam Urban Farm offers a seasonal farmer’s market where patients and community members can access freshly grown produce.
“We greatly appreciate having Georgia Tech students volunteer at The Good Samaritan Health Center, both inside the clinic and on the Farm,” said Warren after the event. “With the help of such dedicated and caring students, Good Samaritan is able to continue providing fresh fruits and vegetables to our neighbors in need."