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Proceeds from canceled Bellin College Golf Classic help fund science models

The 20th Annual Bellin College Golf Classic was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was not a decision that was made lightly by the committee, but was determined necessary due to the nature of the event and in consideration for all participants and golfers.

“While it was a difficult decision to cancel the 20th annual Golf Classic, generous supporters made the event a huge success,” said Thomas Shefchik, Vice President of Advancement for the college.

With the money raised from the event and from 2019’s Giving Week, the college was able to purchase an array of human anatomy models that are used in many courses.

“The human anatomy and physiology models have been a great addition to our laboratory,” said Ashley Anthon, Bellin College science instructor. “The models provide the students with meaningful hands-on engagement opportunities during their very first semester at Bellin College. Students are not only able to view individual anatomical structures, but they are also able to learn about the relationships between those structures and how those relationships enhance overall human functioning.”

Student engagement and learning have been increased. “We now have the capacity for students to work in small groups during lab sessions, and they are able to have more hands-on time with the models outside of regularly scheduled class time as well,” she said.

Golfers and donors were given the opportunity to donate the cost of golfing to the event or receive a refund. Many chose to donate the golf fees to the college.

Bellin College is grateful for the support of its donors and has scheduled the 21st annual Golf Classic for Monday, June 21, 2021.