Alverno Lab, Friends of St. Francis Committee Donate to Purdue Calumet Program

From Boots to Books donation from Alverno Labs, Friends of St. Francis Committee donation

Alverno Clinical Laboratory staff members (from left) Ricky Tants, support services supervisor; Bernard Henry, vice president of human resources; and (far right) Barry Cummins, director of materials management, recently contributed proceeds from a hot dog sale to Purdue University Calumet’s From Boots to Books military students support program. Also pictured from Purdue Calumet, third from left, are From Boots to Books Assistant Director Akili Shakur, program secretary Yanira Diaz and Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement Chandra Dennis.

Alverno Clinical Laboratory of Hammond in collaboration with employees comprised of Friends of St. Francis Mission Committee recently donated $772.37 in proceeds from Alverno’s recent hot dog sale to Purdue University Calumet’s From Boots to Books Program. (FBBP)

From Boots to Books is an academic support program that assists veteran and enlisted students and family in successfully attaining their college degree from Purdue University Calumet.

“We wanted to assist a veterans’ group, and a nephew of one of our team members suggested the From Boots to Books program,” stated Alverno Vice President of Human Resources and Friends of St. Francis Mission Committee member, Bernie Henry. Jeremiah Biddle (the nephew) is an alum and first member of FBBP.

FBBP provides assistance, referrals, counseling and academic advising to veteran / enlisted students and their spouse and children.

“We are grateful for the support of Alverno Clinical Laboratory and the Friends of St. Francis Mission Committee for choosing us as the recipient;” From Boots to Books Assistant Director Akili Shakur.