Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgScoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Scoa Nigeria Plc (SCOA.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileScoa Nigeria Plc is a conglomerate company in Nigeria specialising in turnkey projects in the technology, infrastructure, farming, water engineering, food technologies and telecommunication sectors. Projects include the supply, construction, installation and maintenance of power generation and air-conditioning systems, home/office systems, security systems, electrical systems and fire prevention/industrial safety systems. Scoa Nigeria Plc distributes and services a range of passenger vehicles, trucks, buses and trailers and provides services for fleet management, trade-ins, vehicle leasing, providing drivers and service and repairs. Turnkey projects in the hospital and healthcare sector includes supplying and servicing hospital equipment and providing medical training services in the area of magnetic resonance, computed topography, cardiovascular, x-rays, radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and cardiac resuscitation. Scoa Nigeria Plc manages centres for physiotherapy and dentistry and a laboratory to diagnose and treat terminal illnesses and heart and neurological diseases. Scoa Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of Fadoul Group. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Scoa Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dividend investing: How I’d select stocks to earn guaranteed passive income now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 2020 will go down as a disastrous year for income investing. Some of the most dependable FTSE 100 income generating stocks have reduced dividends. Many others have stopped paying them altogether. Yet others are still in the process of suspending dividends. While this is indeed a challenge for investors, I think it can be overcome if we adjust our income investing style to this ‘new normal’. The big underlying reason for dividend cuts is either actual or anticipated weakening in performance. Hospitality and travel companies, for instance, have been hit the hardest. These include FTSE 100 stocks like IHG, Whitbread, Carnival, easyJet, and IAG. But other cyclical stocks have faced their fair share of heat as well. Stocks of retailers, property developers, and luxury brands among others are included in this set.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 dividend payersBut there are still others that continue to pay dividends. Big tobacco companies like British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands are two examples. So are consumer goods stocks like Unilever and Diageo. However, I have to admit some dissatisfaction in investing in either of these two types of income generators. The tobacco companies have impressive dividend yields compared to other FTSE 100 stocks. For BATS, it’s 8.3% and for IMB it’s 6.6%.There are, however, two risks to investing in these stocks. One, they may still slash dividends. IMB has already done so earlier this year. BATS may feel compelled to do the same, if market conditions stay weak. Two, both companies’ share prices have been weak for a long time. With the recession now officially underway, there’s even less likelihood of improvement in tobacco shares’ prices. In other words, I have to make peace with erosion of my capital to generate a steady income. Is the trade-off worth it? Maybe not.For consumer goods companies like ULVR and DGE, capital erosion is not a worry. Both have proven to be robust stocks over time. But they offer muted dividend yields of 3.3% and 2.7% respectively. The upside is that they are relatively dependable. Even with a small decline in revenue, ULVR reported a healthy increase in earnings per share in its latest update. This is a huge sign of dividend dependability for me. DGE’s latest results have been less robust, but it is still a profitable company, and alcohol demand can be resilient even in slowdowns. My question now is – do I necessarily have to settle for a low yield to get capital protected and dependable returns?What should I buy?I don’t think so. Consider a FTSE 100 stock like GlaxoSmithKline, which has bounced back from the stock market crash to a large extent. It’s a profitable defensive stock, which is working on Covid-19 medication. And it has a dividend yield of 4.9%. It’s also still affordable with an earnings ratio of 12 times. Another example is United Utilities with a 4.7% yield. In sum, there are still good options available for dividend investors, although they are just a tad harder to find. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 Manika Premsingh owns shares of easyJet. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Imperial Brands, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Dividend investing: How I’d select stocks to earn guaranteed passive income now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

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These 5 FTSE 100 shares crashed hardest over 5 years. I’d buy 3 today!

first_img Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The FTSE 100 index hasn’t exactly boomed over the past five years. (You could say the same for the past 21 years, given the Footsie trades lower today than it did in late 1999.)Over the past half-decade, the blue-chip index has gained around 680 points and hovers just below 6,600 today. That’s a gain of about a ninth (11.6%) in five years, or roughly 2.2% a year. Adding in dividends lifts the total return above 6% a year. That’s better than cash, but well below the Footsie’s bumper returns before 2000. Thus, it’s pretty much been a ‘lost millennium’ so far for FTSE 100 investors.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100: 64 winners since 2016Though the FTSE 100 has had a mediocre five years, returns from individual index members are extremely dispersed. For the record, 96 of the Footsie’s current crop of shares have been in the index for a full five years. Of these 96 stocks, 64 have risen in value since January 2016. Of these winning shares, 25 have doubled or better, with #1 up an enormous 825.7%. The remaining 39 rising shares are up by 0.1% to 92.1% over five years.32 losers over five yearsWith 64 gainers among our 96 FTSE 100 shares, we have 32 losers over the half-decade. Losses among these fallers range from 0.4% all the way up to a 70.5% collapse for #96. What’s more, 18 of these 32 losers have fallen by 20% or more, making these the FTSE 100’s biggest dogs since 2016.The FTSE 100’s five biggest fallersNow to reveal the FTSE 100’s biggest dogs since January 2016. Here they are, in descending order.WPP -47.5%Lloyds Banking Group -51.2%Imperial Brands -56.1%International Consolidated Airlines Group -63.3%BT -70.5%As you can see, losses among these five fallers range from 47.5% at advertising and PR giant WPP to 70.5% at telecoms veteran BT. Having any of these stocks in your portfolio over the past five years would have dragged down your performance. However, looking ahead to the next five years, which of these dogs do I believe could transform into stars?I’d buy these three dogs todayIf I were building a mini-portfolio from these five FTSE 100 fallers, I’d ditch two stocks: WPP and IAG. Since 2017, WPP’s share price has suffered as US tech giants have increasingly dominated the global ads market. As for British Airways owner IAG, I see a tough two or three years ahead for airlines. It might be 2023 before air travel returns to 2019 levels.Thus, the three FTSE 100 dogs I’d buy today are Black Horse bank Lloyds, tobacco group Imperial Brands, and BT. I’ve written many times about Lloyds and how I’d back it as a low-risk winner in a post-pandemic recovery. With a fortress balance sheet and billions of pounds of excess capital, I think Lloyds will comfortably weather the current storm.As for Imperial, I’m a fan of its shares for their huge dividend yield. At the current share price of 1,564.5p, this ‘sin’ stock offers a cash return of 8.8% a year. What’s more, with this stock over £5 below its 2020 high, there’s scope for future capital gains. Lastly, I’ve been negative on BT for maybe a decade, partly because of its massive pension shortfall. But on a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.8 and an earnings yield of 11.4%, I think this FTSE 100 stock could be a winner over the coming five years. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” These 5 FTSE 100 shares crashed hardest over 5 years. I’d buy 3 today! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcycenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Goodwill hosts free webinar for job seekers; learn to avoid common…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc.On Friday, July 17, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s Job Connection Center will host a free webinar for job seekers. The latest in a series of virtual presentations, it will focus on effective search techniques. Attendees will also receive advice for avoiding the most common job search mistakes.Interested participants can register by visiting https://bit.ly/3iHDolF.With more than 2.4 million people in Florida applying for unemployment benefits since March, Goodwill’s job connection services are more important than ever. Employment specialists are working virtually with job seekers to update resumes, practice interviewing and apply for openings online.Upcoming free webinars can be found on Goodwill’s website. Anyone in need of assistance can email [email protected] or call (407) 235-1541.WHAT: Free webinar for job seekersWHEN: Friday, July 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.LOCATION: https://zoom.us/j/92264151307This webinar series is an extension of Nonprofit’s Job Connection Services.Since 1959, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Inc. has provided vocational and job placement services to tens of thousands of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With 30 retail stores and 20 Donation Xpress locations in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Lake and Volusia counties, Goodwill directly channels more than 90 percent of its annual revenue into programs that enable individuals to secure long-term employment and become self-sufficient. For more information about Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, visit www.goodwillcfl.org. Please enter your comment! TAGSAdviceCareerGoodwill Industries of Central FloridaJob Search TechniquesJobsWebinar Previous articleOrange County’s outlines changes to hurricane prep in the midst of pandemicNext articleOrange Audubon Society introduces Ambassador Program at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Will Greenwood gets a master class in Sevens from Alex Gray

first_imgMonday Jun 3, 2013 Will Greenwood gets a master class in Sevens from Alex Gray World Cup winner Will Greenwood received a master class is Sevens Rugby from current England Sevens player Alex Gray in the lead up to the J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Series.The 40-year-old TV pundit is an ambassador for the tournament, and met with the former London Irish 7s captain to get some tips and insight into the world of 7s.As you’ll see it’s a great look at the various aspects that sevens rugby requires, and the banter between the two players – especially from about five minutes in – makes this a great video for newcomers, coaches and rugby fans in general.The J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s kicks off on August 1 at Kingsholm, with rounds at Franklin’s Gardens and Allianz Park and the final at The Rec. For more tickets and information, visit www.jpmorgan7s.com or follow @jpmorganrugby7s on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Upsets and tries aplenty on opening day of U20 World Championships

first_imgWednesday Jun 8, 2016 Upsets and tries aplenty on opening day of U20 World Championships The U20 World Championship kicked off in Manchester yesterday with six matches played, featuring nail-biters, upsets and some sensational tries. If you missed the matches, and the results, you can catch up with all of them below. We’re keeping this one spoiler free in case you weren’t able to catch everything. So dive in below and let us know who impressed you most individually, and which team you think will do well based purely on yesterday’s performances?The next round of matches take place on Saturday with the biggest matchups being New Zealand vs Ireland, Argentina vs South Africa and England against rivals Scotland.If for whatever reason you aren’t yet interested in the tournament, keep in mind that many current professional stars of the game came through this U20 format, more than 400 since 2008 in fact. Players such as South Africa’s Handré Pollard and Jesse Kriel, New Zealand’s Beauden Barrett (whose brother Jordie now plays for NZ U20), Julian Savea and Aaron Smith, England’s George Ford and Owen Farrell, and Wales captain Sam Warburton.Enjoy the highlights and let us know your thoughts on day one of the tournament.SOUTH AFRICA vs JAPANARGENTINA vs FRANCE IRELAND vs WALES ENGLAND vs ITALY NEW ZEALAND vs GEORGIA SCOTLAND vs AUSTRALIA (match report)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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New award for innovative fundraising for Scope fundraisers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New award for innovative fundraising for Scope fundraisers Howard Lake | 5 July 2006 | News Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people “Although Scope is an organisation full of ideas, we hope this award will spur people on to work smarter and more creatively, strengthening our image, reputation and making us stand out from the crowd.Sandy Collington, Tom’s mother, a Scope Trustee and Vice Chair, said: “Tom had a passion for life and Scope, not letting anything, including his disability, stand in the way of his success. “We want Tom’s love for life to live on and are delighted to see the launch of this award. I am looking forward to seeing the ideas generated by Scope’s fundraisers and presenting the first award next year.”center_img  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Disability charity Scope is aiming to encourage creative and innovative fundraising campaigns amongst its staff by launching a new award in memory of a Scope supporter.The ‘Tom Crocker Award’ is designed to motivate, inspire and acknowledge those who have been creative and successful in their fundraising activities. Scope also hopes that it will offer an incentive to its fundarisers to demonstrate their commitment to learning and development in their areas of expertise.Tom Crocker was a Scope supporter who died in May 2006. Louise Jagger, Assistant Director of Fundraising at Scope, said: “Launching the Tom Crocker Award is an honour for Scope. Our teams have a real challenge on their hands, just one year to put into practise dazzling ideas that could see them attending the 2007 International Fundraising Convention in Amsterdam and being the first name to be award this prestigious title. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Nonprofit Perspectives: Thoughts, Rants, and Insights from Across the Nonprofit Sector

first_img Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Books News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [amzn_product_post]The nonprofit sector continues to change and Nonprofit Perspectives covers many key topics including online fundraising, social media, multichannel communication, change management, and other trends impacting charities. This compilation of articles written by nonprofit expert Steve MacLaughlin provides valuable insights into the forces shaping change across the philanthropic sector. MacLaughlin is Director of the Idea Lab at Blackbaud. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement Nonprofit Perspectives: Thoughts, Rants, and Insights from Across the Nonprofit Sectorlast_img read more

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Perdue Announces Farm Service Agency State Committee Appointees

first_img SHARE Previous articleUSDA Wants More Done to Combat Crop Insurance FraudNext articleNew Corn and Soybean Leaders Maintain Commitment to Indiana Farmers Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Announces Farm Service Agency State Committee Appointees U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee Appointees. State committees are selected by the Secretary, serve at the pleasure of the Secretary, and are responsible for carrying out FSA’s farm programs within delegated authorities.“The State Committees will help to ensure USDA is providing our farmers, ranchers, foresters, and agricultural producers with the best customer service,” Secretary Perdue said. “They serve as a liaison between USDA and the producers in each state across the nation by keeping them informed and hearing their appeals and complaints. The committees are made up mostly of active farmers and ranchers, representing their peers and ensuring USDA’s programs are supporting the American harvest.”Indianao             Committee Chair Ken Rulon – Arcadiao             Kim Ames – Fillmoreo             Bill Gelfius – Hartsvilleo             Clint Orr – Foresto             Kirk Perkins – WolcottvilleOhioo             Committee Chair Trish Levering – Knox Countyo             Ronnie Clifton – Pickaway Countyo             Kim Davis – Carroll Countyo             Daryl Knipp – Sandusky Countyo             Joe Steiner – Warren CountyMichigano             Committee Chair Sally McConnachie – Deckervilleo             Blaine Baker – Claytono             Ben Lacross – Lake Leelanauo             Matt Schwab – Standisho             Isaiah Wunsch – Traverse CityIllinoiso             Committee Chair Jim Reed – DeLando             Martin R. Barbre – Carmio             Melanie DeSutter – Woodhullo             Ron Moore – Rosevilleo             Troy Uphoff – FindlaySource: USDA By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 4, 2018 Facebook Twitter Perdue Announces Farm Service Agency State Committee Appointeeslast_img read more

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House Calls helped students transition in college

first_imgFacebook The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts printA first-year marketing major, Megan Peirona, was feeling a little homesick last week. But a knock on her door last week helped push the blues away. Peirona received a “house call” from a professor who stopped by to check and see how Peirona and her roommate were adjusting to their first month on campus.“They were super kind, and they genuinely cared about how my roommate and I have been doing with our transition to college so far,” Peirona said.First-year student Megan Peirona spends time with her roommate to avoid feeling homesick (Colleen Mortell/TCU360).TCU graduate students, faculty and staff went door-to-door in the dorms and held a short conversation with the students about their life at TCU, said Craig Allen, director of Housing & Residence Life. Students living in Greek housing or campus apartments did not receive visits.Around 150 volunteers visited 1,254 students as part of Housing & Residence Life’s House Calls program.The event lasted all day, allowing 100 more students to be visited than last year.“The purpose of the program is to check on students after their first month away from home,” Allen said.Gabby Saucier, a first-year nursing major, said the house calls made her feel welcomed at TCU.“They asked me how I was doing, if I was getting enough sleep, enough to eat and how my roommate was,” Saucier said.Allen said the house calls are a valuable way to “get people connected.”“The volunteers absolutely love it,” said House Calls coordinator Christi Grudier. “A lot of them don’t have the opportunity to connect with students outside of the office.”During the visits, volunteers also provided students with resource information on the Writing Center, the Brown-Lupton Health Center and classes.“One of them works for the same department that my roommate is majoring in, so he gave her his card and advice on classes for next semester,” Peirona said.Following their conversation, students drew a card for a chance to win $10 Campus Cash. Over $600 of Campus Cash was given out to students who spoke with volunteers. Those who were not instant winners were put into a drawing the next morning to win the grand prize of $100 Campus Cash. Toppers sponsored the event by providing their signature “Topperstix.”Grudier hopes to find more sponsors next year to help promote House Calls and donate fun items to the program. First-year student Megan Peirona spends time with her roommate to avoid feeling homesick (Colleen Mortell/TCU360). Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ Student crowned Miss Wisconsin Teen USA ReddIt Are students ready to fall back one hour? Election Day is Tuesday Linkedin Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twittercenter_img Facebook Linkedin Colleen is a junior film-television-digital media and journalism double major from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She is a reporter for TCU 360 and TCU News Now. Colleen is known to be one of the biggest “cheeseheads” on campus. TAGSphotos Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ New coach, new arena, new attendance record Colleen Mortellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colleen-mortell/ ReddIt Colleen Mortell Previous articleNew student gathering area for TCU’s communication schoolNext articleStudents travel to take on the Iron Skillet Colleen Mortell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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