Belmont Technical College Holds Holiday Food Drive
Belmont Technical College students and employees come together to support local
area food banks.
St. Clairsville, OH (December 2, 2011) – Belmont Technical College recently
held a food drive at their Main Campus location in St. Clairsville. The project
was a collaborative effort between the College’s Child Development program
students, the Cindy L. Jones Child Care Center, and the Belmont Student Government
Association (SGA). The food drive was held November 1 through December 1.
The purpose of the event was to collect non-perishable food items, as well as blankets,
hats and scarves in order assist the Belmont County Salvation Army, The House of
the Carpenter, and the Catholic Neighborhood Center with their holiday giving needs.
“The students and employees at Belmont came together and collected a tremendous
amount of food that will support a fantastic cause,” said Elaine McLeskey,
Professor of Child Development, who helped organize the event. “This food
drive was a wonderful way to support the local community, especially with so many
people having a hard time making ends meet this holiday season.”
Founded in 1971, Belmont Technical College is one of 23 community colleges in the
University System of Ohio. The College offers 30 associate degrees and 11 certificate
programs to serve the multiple needs of area citizens. Belmont offers a comprehensive
array of credit and non-credit programming at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville.
The College also has locations in Cadiz and Woodsfield, Ohio. Belmont serves more
than 2,000 students throughout Monroe, Harrison, and Belmont Counties and beyond.
Attached Photo: Left to right; SGA Members: Erica Peddicord; Danielle Shreve; James
Kessler; Nakita Bever; Aaron Schultz; Child Development Majors: Kayla Spencer; Lacy
Spencer; Elaine McLeskey, Professor of Child Development; Nancy Haynes, Director
of Child Care Services; and Terrie Fitzhugh, Child Development Center.