WWU Meets Local YMCA’s Needs

2015-02-02 20.40.07William Woods University does not only meet the needs of its students, it reaches out to the local community to lend a helping hand.

The Callaway County YMCA was in need of a new computer for their interns, and reached out to WWU’s University Information Technologies department in search of a PC.

“We had an extra PC that we were willing to donate to the community. We are happy to help the YMCA out,” said Michelle Brock, Help Desk manager at WWU.

Melissa Siegel, membership director at the Y, said “We needed a computer for our intern work station. Most of our interns come from William Woods.”

The Callaway County YMCA employs many WWU and Westminster students and graduates. Many of the students turn their internships into employment opportunities after graduation.

“We are so fortunate to have William Woods University and other businesses in the area to support us and who are

Isabella Long and Michelle Brock of University Information Technologies at William Woods University present a computer to Sara McDaniel and Melissa Siegel of the YMCA.
Isabella Long and Michelle Brock of University Information Technologies at William Woods University present a computer to Sara McDaniel and Melissa Siegel of the YMCA.

willing to make donations to our program. This PC donation gives our employees and interns another place to work,” says Sara McDaniel, chief operating officer at the YMCA.

The YMCA is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in Callaway County. It has more than 3,800 members and is open seven days a week. The Y offers group fitness classes such as zumba, body pump, mat pilates, indoor cycling, and even a class called “sassy seniors.”

They also offer a young adult membership so that individuals up to 24 years of age can receive what used to be known as the student-only discount. The Y strives to make their prices affordable to people of all ages.