One has a brother stationed in Iraq as a pilot. Another is married to a former Army medic. Moved to help for a variety of reasons, about 100 accounting students volunteered their time recently to make the holidays a little brighter for active-duty members of the armed forces.
The students gathered just before Thanksgiving to assemble 120 care packages filled with items ranging from socks to Fossil watches to send to troops for the holidays.
To the casual observer, financial information management and social responsibility seem worlds apart in mission and purpose. To John Barden
, an accounting and information management professor at the UT Dallas School of Management
, they are both integral to his students’ education.
For more than three years, Barden has, at the beginning of each semester, informed his students about the “Classroom Citizenship and Social Responsibility” portion of his class.