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Mace & Crown | March 26, 2017

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ISPMP Pairs up With TCC for Computer Donations

Emily Rogers
Social Media Director

Students and staff will be able to drop off used computers to be refurbished and donated as part of the Information Systems and Project Management Professional’s computer recycling event this semester. ISPMP recently paired up with “Computers for Student Success” to collect computers and computer parts for low income Tidewater Community College students.

“Computers for Student Success” is a program that was created at Tidewater in 2009 by the TCC Computer Club. According to their website, their goals for the program are “to provide computers to deserving low income TCC students and non-profits within the community, while providing hands-on experience to club members”

About 1,800 computers are donated to the program each year. The only fee students have to pay is $25 when picking up their refurbished computer.  

ISPMP has set a goal of collecting 40 computers over the course of the event to donate. In the first few days alone, they have already had three computers donated.   

“People have the opportunity to get rid of their old computers and help out people in the community who can’t necessarily afford a computer,” Elise Oborny, President of ISPMP, said.

Donations are being accepted until April 1 and the donation box is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. in Constant Hall, Room 1066.

“We know students have old and unused computers that they don’t want and don’t know what to do with them,” Oborny said.

Once ISPMP’s computer recycling event is finished in April,  students are encouraged to contact “Computer for Student Success” and donate their unused computers directly to the program. For more information on donation to the program, contact Elise Oborny at eobor001@odu.edu.