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ERIC Number: EJ791608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Joined against Pain and Gathered in Hope: The Role of Hokies United
Schneiter, Steven R.; MacEachran, Brianne
About Campus, v12 n6 p24-26 Jan-Feb 2008
After April 16, 2007, Hokies United needed to heal itself and the Virginia Tech community. "About Campus" editorial assistant Brianne MacEachran interviewed Steve Schneiter, a faculty co-creator of the campus group that has organized responses to tragedies since the events of September 11, 2001, about managing suffering, this time their own. Schneiter relates that, prior to April 16th, 2007, Hokies United had been activated four times: after September 11, after the Indonesian tsunami, after Hurricane Katrina, and after a local school shooting. Their work focused on offering relief to the victims of the natural disasters and on supporting local law enforcement after the school shooting. Hokies United was recognized as a viable, effective, and quantifiable university response to tragedy. The organization has raised $250,000 to benefit the victims of these tragedies; the totals for the April 16 initiative have not yet been released but will likely double or triple this amount. Schneiter goes on to say that, in the end, the students of Hokies United have learned about themselves and their real potential to make a difference as effective citizens within their community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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