John Starkey (Business) taught two sections of BUS 103 in the fall in which students raised $7,175 for three local charities — Family Promise - Las Vegas, Tortoise Group, and Furgotten Friends Dog Rescue. Students also evaluated each organization and created marketing plans for fundraising efforts that will be shared with the organizations. Community projects are part of the BUS 103 curriculum, and Starkey has found success year after year in guiding his students to support local charities. Starkey is an academic advisor in the Lee School.
The 43 students who participated in the fundraising efforts were Maggie Zhu, Palani Willingham, Brian Siler, Andria Osborn, Sara Moilanen, Christine Minor, RuiXue Li, Michel Huwe, Andrew Grierson, Rylee Gomez, Jordan Goldstein, Megan Gilbert, Charlene Gassett, Dylan Gagnon, Katelyn Doyle, Trevor Deblanco, Brandon Davis, Angel Cervantes, Connor Buchanan, Jonathan Brauer, Daniel Boeres, Madison Baker, Cristian Alulema, Chanon Duangsima, Dakota Gordon, Emily Gorski, Geovanna Hilton, Robert Lawless , Dante Lista, Paolo Luchs, Brandyn Memmott, Fabiola Mendoza, Marco Meraz, Tierra Richards, Cassandra Rodgers, Taylor Saribay, Morgan Strozzi, Anankan Thangaratnam, Courtney Tinius, Valery Urdaneta, Zachary West, James Wood III, and, Yi Zhu.