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December 12, 2012

Beta Gamma Sigma members volunteer at Campus Kitchen

Campus Kitchen

From l to r: JJ Buczek, Greg Wiora, Bobby Splinter, Riley Petersen, Katelyn Goettl

The Holiday Season is a time when many of us indulge in our favorite foods. But not everyone is so blessed.

Five College of Business students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, helped those struggling with hunger in the Chippewa Valley by volunteering their services December 4th at the university’s Campus Kitchen. Campus Kitchen is a food recycling program that uses cooked but never served food from the community to make healthy and nutritious meals for those in need of food assistance. The packaged meals are donated to local organizations for distribution. 

“Working at Campus Kitchen helped us realize how blessed we are to have food everyday and to not have to worry about putting our next meal on the table,” said Katelyn Goettl, an accounting and finance double major from North Mankato, MN.

Goettl and fellow students JJ Buczek, a finance major from Port Washington, WI, Riley Petersen, an accounting major from Bloomington, MN, Bobby Splinter, a business administration major from Wausau, WI, and Greg Wiora, an accounting major from Mauston, WI, separated unused broccoli and frozen meat into pieces and put them into disposable containers. They also cooked potatoes and baked and frosted two cakes. 

“Helping others is important in today's society,” said Goettl. “By giving just a little bit of our time to help others, we can truly make a difference in the lives of others. We not only had fun making the food, but we also were able to help a worthy cause. We plan to help Campus Kitchen again next semester!”

UW-Eau Claire is one of 33 schools around the country that hosts a Campus Kitchen site. To learn more, visit

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in the organization is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Dr. Kristy Lauver, Department of Management and Marketing, is the faculty adviser for the UW-Eau Claire chapter. For more information, contact Lauver or visit the BGS website at

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