Pie Your Professor to Raise Scholarship for Students

Ever thought you could pie a professor for a good cause?

The Class Campaign for The University of Tampa is sponsoring the event Pie-A-Professor to take place during the homecoming tailgate on Friday Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

During homecoming week, representatives from The Class Campaign will be selling raffle tickets in the Vaughn Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting Oct 19.

Raffles will cost $1 for one ticket and $5 for six tickets.

Money raised from the event will go toward funding a scholarship.

Students will also be eligible to receive one free ticket by writing a thank-you card to various alumni who have donated to UT.

According to Laura Mayes, chair of The Class Campaign, each faculty member will have their names written on a jar and students will be able to choose which jars to put their tickets in.

The five jars with the most tickets in them will be selected, and the faculty whose names are on them will participate.

A raffle will be picked randomly from each of the five jars, and each of the students holding the chosen raffles will pie the faculty.

Mayes said she got the idea for the event from Delta Zeta’s theme week.

“I wanted a fun way for students and faculty to come together to bridge the gap,” Mayes said.

“A lot of people don’t know that faculty donates [money to the school].” She said that 65 percent of the faculty donates money every year.

The Class Campaign aims to educate students about giving back.

Since UT is a private university, it gets all its money from donors.

None of it comes from the government.

The scholarship money that will be raised during this event will go to a deserving student, though Mayes said she doesn’t know yet how it will be awarded.

Once the money is raised, She and 15 committee members of The Class Campaign will sit down and decide what criteria will be set.

“It really is from the student body,” Mayes said.

The Class Campaign used to be titled the “Senior Campaign.”

The name change was to open the organization up to the rest of the student body.

According to Mayes, they all work together to spread awareness.

The Class Campaign is asking this year’s graduating seniors to donate $20.10 to show their appreciation for the time that they’ve been at UT.

Mayes said The Class Campaign is working on getting approved by Student Government to be an active organization on campus.

She also said there will be another event on campus in the spring that has yet to be determined.

Posted October 15 2009 at 12:24 am

The Minaret: http://theminaretonline.com/2009/10/15/article6521

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