WWU Students Elected to Lead Up ’til Dawn

A new “Up ’til Dawn” board of directors has been
elected at William Woods University, assuring the continuation of efforts to
benefit St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital.

The student-run organization conducts fundraising
events to support St. Jude. The hospital, located in Memphis, Tenn.,
is world-renowned in the treatment and research of childhood illnesses,
diseases and cancers. This hospital is one of the forerunners in finding cures
for cancers. St. Jude provides care to children without cost to families.
 
Miranda Haynes of Moberly, Mo., is the new executive
director. Other officers are: David Ridenour of Montgomery City, Mo., assistant
director; Katie Zimmer of Barrington, Ill., teams and morale chair; Paige
Groves of Mexico, Mo., sponsorship chair; Doug Harris of Fenton, Mo., logistics
chair; William Wallace of Louisiana, Mo., public relations chair, Chris Reinert
of Parkville, Mo., advocacy chair; Darian Horn of Fort Madison, Iowa,
recruitment chair; Dakota Linsenbardt of Jefferson City, Mo., entertainment
chair; and Amy Gibson of Jefferson City, fundraising chair.
      
This will be the eighth year WWU students have
conducted fundraising events to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Up
’til Dawn has raised nearly $90,000 since the group was started on campus in
2004.

The organization raises funds through a variety of events, culminating in the annual letter-writing party. Fundraisers last fall included “Dodgeball for St. Jude,” “Dunk for a Dollar,” “Pie your Professor” and “Scare Away Cancer.”