Ron Pitcock, assistant dean of the John V. Roach Honors College, takes the lead on giving back in his Nature of Giving class. His unique course provides students with $100K to give to selected charities. It’s up to the students to research diligently, think analytically and debate passionately about how to divide the funds among more than two dozen worthy nonprofits.
These students learn to live a life that has value. And it may be value that can’t be measured in dollars and cents — but it’s value that’s measured in intellectual autonomy, in bravery and in a courageous spirit.