Catawba College Students "Invest" in Operation Christmas Child
November 16, 2007
Catawba College's Ketner School of Business Professor Al Carter had his Managerial Finance Class participate in Operation Christmas Child in an unusual way.
One of the assignments the class has been working on throughout the semester is following the stock market as individuals and then seeing how their "trades" compared to that of their classmates. Professor Carter guaranteed that the student whose stocks performed the best would receive either $200.00 or tickets to a Carolina Panthers' game, thereby reaping the monetary benefits of their financial decisions.;
As the broader College community prepared for its annual participation in Operation Christmas Child, Professor Carter wondered if his class would rather use the grand prize to donate gifts to needy children. When he posed the question to his class, they voted to change the contest. They decided to take the $200 and give $10 to each student to fill an Operation Christmas Child box. Said Professor Carter of his class decision to "invest" in Operation Christmas Child, "They all enjoyed doing it."