“The interior design club exists to give students enhanced learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and to introduce them to real-world contacts within the design community,” says Beth Low, Salt Lake Community College Interior Design Club’s past president and a current student in the interior design program. The group commits to developing relationships with fellow students and design professionals, increasing its members’ interior design skills through creative projects and utilizing talents in service to the regional community. “We do this by visiting places like lighting showrooms, furniture manufacturers, green building education centers, high-end kitchen appliance showrooms and through hands-on classes such as tiling and furniture refinishing,” says Low. “We also participate in service projects that relate to our future professions.” Interior design club’s mission statement: “As Salt Lake Design Society, SLCC’s interior design club, our focuses will be four fold. Increase our skills as interior designers through challenges, critiques and competitions. Develop valuable relationships with fellow design students and design professionals in the community. Use design to serve the community. Have fun and build creativity. Each of these will help us better prepare to contribute to the field of interior design after our time here.”
Salt Lake Community College Veterans Services conducts an annual Valentines for Veterans program to deliver greetings and treats to veterans and active duty service members all over the world. “It is a small way that we can reach out and let our military men and women know we care,” says Veterans Services specialist Diane Bates. For several years, Veterans Services has teamed up with the non-profit group “Angels in Action,” as well as local schools and churches to hand make valentines and treats for delivery to vets at the VA hospitals, VA nursing homes and VA homeless shelters. Deployed service members also receive valentines from the group. For a dollar donation, students and faculty can write a personal valentine message or purchase a pre-made “Angels in Action” valentine at booths in various locations on the SLCC campuses.
The Bruin Campus Cupboard is a food pantry for any Salt Lake Community College student in need. Students just need to stop by during operating hours with a SLCC student ID and they can receive up to two bags of food or hygiene items once every thirty days. Located at South City Campus in Room 2-152. This series of shows the pantry as well as some of the volunteers that help keep the Bruin Campus Cupboard running.