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Motlow State students make $1,000 donation to Shepherd's House in Tullahoma

Members of Dr. Stephen Guerin's Abnormal Psychology Members of Dr. Stephen Guerin's Abnormal Psychology class at Motlow State Community College recently made a $1,000 donation to Director Tom Ryal and the Shepherd's House in Tullahoma. The Shepherd's House provides care and support to homeless and mentally ill persons as well as others in need. The money was raised as part of a class project to bring awareness to suicide among college students.

Members of Dr. Stephen Guerin's Honors Abnormal Psychology class at Motlow State Community College recently presented a $1,000 donation to the Shepherd's House homeless shelter in Tullahoma.

The class, which is taught on Motlow's Moore County campus, presented a check to Shepherd's House Director Tom Ryal, in support of his ministry which provides care and support to homeless and mentally ill persons as well as others in need.

A requirement for the honors course is to write a research paper on an approved topic related to abnormal psychology, or conduct a collaborative class project related in some way to abnormal psychology. The class chose the latter, and chose the topic of raising awareness of suicide among college students.

As part of their assignment, the class raised funds by selling baked goods as well as bracelets made by the students in the colors of suicide awareness. Due to the nature of the ministry of Shepherd's House, the class chose to donate all of the proceeds from the fundraisers to Mr. Ryal. All 24 members of the class were involved in the fundraiser.

Members of the class are Abbigayle Anderson, Dalton Baker, Sierra Coffee, Halie Conner, Tanner Craig, Brittney Crownover, Carisha Doty, Riley Elrod, Sydney Floyd, Madeline Fraley, Emily Gleason, Angelica Hooten, Lillie Hosler, Aaron Kelly, Chandler Larson, Lily Medley, Alexandra Perez, Moody Qattea, Tiffany Smith, Victoria Sons, Clinton Warren, Tyler Wiley, Joshlynne Williams and Erin Winton.