April 6, 2009 by Kristina Medley Round Up
Pies will fly on Wednesday at “Cream the Dean,” an annual event hosted by Delta Sigma Pi, in which NMSU students will get the opportunity to purchase pies and throw them at the deans of various colleges.
Kristin Gauthier, a business major and member of Delta Sigma Pi, was selected as the chair for “Cream the Dean” this year after raising the most funds for the event last year. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM), specifically the Economic Crisis Initiative.
The Economic Crisis Initiative is a fund that was set up to be distributed to any non-profit organization registered with the foundation. It is designed to assist local businesses that may not be making enough money in order to continue operating successfully during the current economic conditions.
“I wanted to do something local this year,” Gauthier said. “It’s important to get involved in the community; not only to help yourself, but to help others.”
Garrey Carruthers, dean of the College of Business; Steven P. Castillo, dean of the College of Engineering; and Michael A. Morehead, interim dean of the College of Education have agreed to participate in this event.
Individual pies will be sold to students for $3, and two pies will cost $5 at the event, and students will be given the chance to throw the pies at the dean of their choice.
Gauthier has been asking the faculty to donate to the cause, and five local businesses have also donated. These sponsors include Mountain View Regional Medical Center, Pinnacle Management Group, Mesilla Valley Training Institute, Morrow Financial Group and the Helpdesk, LLC.
Javier Perea, Delta Sigma Pi Chapter President, said participating in events such as “Cream the Dean” is a great way to benefit local charities. Perea said it is not only important for student clubs and organizations to participate in community service projects, but it is also important for the student community to get involved.
“I think [community service] humbles people,” Perea said. “It’s a great reflection on any organization and the university as well.”
“Cream the Dean” will begin at noon in Trader’s Plaza between Guthrie Hall and the Business Complex. For more information, visit www.dspnmsu.com.