DWU featured on Values.com

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dakota Wesleyan University has recently been selected as a featured university on Values.com – a website and nationwide campaign to promote values that make a difference.

Values.com is produced by the Foundation for a Better Life and the messages appear on television, movie theatres, billboards, radio and the Internet. Dakota Wesleyan has three students featured online alongside students from Marquette University, Colorado State University, the University of Nebraska, University of Texas, University of Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Emporia State, Pepperdine University and Emporia State.

“You may be familiar with the billboards and ads that have the red rectangular logo for the Foundation for a Better Life and topics like inspiration, respect, optimism – this site is a new initiative for that organization,” said Lori Essig, vice president for university relations at DWU. “Values.com recently reached out to us because they were establishing a page devoted to values on college campuses and had heard about some of the things we have been doing.”

The three students’ profiles featured include: Andrew DeVaney, junior, of Sioux Falls, and the nonprofit organization Win/Give that he created with a friend, which includes donating school supplies to needy children in other countries; also Ana Morel, junior, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, who has taken part in, as well as organized and acted as translator for several mission trips for the university; and Brent Matter, junior, Cavour, who mediated a partnership between the university and a local nonprofit, the Weekend Snack Pack Program, to help secure office space on campus as well as working with campus organizations to secure the nonprofit other amenities like donation boxes, volunteers, marketing and a vehicle.

These profiles are featured on the website, www.values.com/values-on-campus.

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