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Podcast Episode #32 Features Discussions on Two Non-Profit Organizations

The Overcame Foundation and Colleges Against Cancer are discussed

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

The Knightly News Podcast is pleased to release episode #32, where we welcome Communication Alumna Jade Harper, who is also the co-founder of the Overcame Foundation, and Kristin Fike, co-adviser to the Colleges Against Cancer Club at Central Penn College.

The Overcame Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore, and was created by Harper and Leonard Chester, also a Central Penn alum.

Chester will be featured on next week’s podcast, with a Q & A session with several Knightly News Members.

The foundation serves in several types of outreach in these communities, including mentorship programs, assistance for the homeless, and a focus on the arts for young people.

Harper commented, “I started playing the violin in second grade, and played almost until I came to college.  When I came back to Baltimore (after college), I noticed those programs were not there.  But there are so many talented youth around every city that do not have that platform.”

Harper also discussed the importance of social media for non-profit organizations and how the community service requirement at Central Penn assisted in her wanting to give back to the community.

To find out more about the Overcame Foundation:  http://www.theovercamefoundation.org/

Harper and Chester were on campus for a special Common Hour presentation, which can be viewed here.

In our second segment, the podcast is joined by Internship Coordinator Kristin Fike, who is also the co-adviser for the Colleges Against Cancer Club at Central Penn.

During the show, Fike talks about the initiatives of the club, including their recent participation in the Relay for Life in Harrisburg, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Bras Across Campus.

Fike pointed out how being a part of the club could allow students to give back to the fight of the terrible disease, but also as a way for students to become involved in the community.

Fike also discusses her reasoning for being a part of the club, as she lost someone at a young age who was very close to her.

If you would like more information about joining the Colleges Against Cancer Club, you can contact kristinfike@centralpenn.edu.

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October is Full of Fun Activities at Central Penn College

Student Activities Director Adrienne Thoman discusses many of these events on the Knightly News Podcast

By Paul Miller, co-adviser to the Knightly News

The Knightly News was proud to welcome Student Activities Director Adrienne Thoman to the most recent podcast, in which she discusses some fantastic events taking place on the Central Penn College Summerdale Campus in the month of October.

Discussion also centered around helping our new students be successful from the very beginning of the term, with commentary from Knightly News President Christine Hoon.

Hoon was able to give some tips for the new students, focusing on the importance of a study schedule, positive communication with professors and much more.

Thoman also presented her monthly segment, the “Featured Three” events for the month, outlining national touring comedian Omid Singh, the always popular Fall Harvest, and Bras Across Campus.

For more information about these events, be sure to follow Student Activities at Central Penn College Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CentralPennActivities/, email Adrienne at adriennethoman@centralpenn.edu or visit her office in the Underground.

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