FYE Orientation classes deliver "Flat Stanley" to local grade schools (standalone photos)

HillaryHalseyJakeVernonClass1W"FLAT STANLEY'S" FINAL DELIVERY
INA, Ill. (Dec. 11, 2015) - Thanks to the hard work of nearly 600 First Year Experience (FYE) orientation students at Rend Lake College, second grade classrooms across Southern Illinois have a special book present this holiday season. FYE Coordinator Hillary Halsey, RIGHT, and RLC student and baseball player Jake Vernon of Elkhart, Ind., LEFT, delivered dozens of books to Sesser-Valier Grade School yesterday to pass out to students. The grade schoolers sent their Flat Stanley to an RLC student before Thanksgiving break, who then took Stanley out and about on campus. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

JakeVernonClass3WTHE LIFE OF A COLLEGE STUDENT
INA, Ill. (Dec. 11, 2015) - After passing out the books, Vernon asked the grade schoolers if they had any questions about going to college or being a college student. Students asked about being an athlete, what classes Vernon is enrolled in, and what it's like to live away from home. He also talked about where Flat Stanley was on campus when students pointed out photos they liked in their books. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

JakeVernonClass2WFINAL PROJECT WRAP-UP
INA, Ill. (Dec. 11, 2015) - Vernon looks at a student's book Thursday afternoon at Sesser-Valier Grade School. The FYE orientation classes created the books as part of their final service project. Halsey said the projects are designed to be ways the students can get active both on campus and in local communities. Click on the image for a larger view.
(ReAnne Palmer / RLC Public Information)

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