UMSL students help raise money for Old Newsboys Day charities

UMSL students (in blue aprons) teamed up with the Old Newsboys Day campaign for the Aug. 4 and 5 charity golf tournament and dinner auction. (Photo by Diane Anderson)

College of Business Administration students at the University of Missouri–St. Louis joined organizers of the annual Old Newsboys Day for a golf tournament and dinner auction Aug. 4 and 5.

Students and faculty from UMSL’s International Business Institute have participated in the campaign for several years and have now branched out to help with the tournament and auction.

“The Old Newsboy Day leadership and participants were very complimentary about our students’ enthusiasm and dedication to service,” said Michael Costello, assistant teaching professor of legal studies, who serves as UMSL’s faculty liaison for the annual Old Newsboys Day campaign.

The two events raised more than $34,000 for the annual charity. The golf tournament took place at Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles, Mo., and the auction was held at the Orlando Gardens St. Louis.

The annual Old Newsboys Day campaign raises funds for more than 200 local charities. The fundraiser takes place the Thursday before Thanksgiving when volunteers hit the streets to hawk special editions of the newspaper.

The International Business Institute supports the International Business program at UMSL, which has been ranked among the top 20 best undergraduate international business programs for the eighth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. The institute was formed in 2000 with the goal of continuing to strengthen the international undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

UMSL’s International Business Program, which began in 1999, is a collaboration between the College of Business Administration and Pierre Laclede Honors College at UMSL.


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