Honors Students from Southern Technical College Assist Haines City Mobile Food Bank

Auburndale, FL – (April 6, 2016) – Career college honors students from the Auburndale campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” played an integral part of a recent mobile food bank outreach effort by Agape Food Bank in neighboring Haines City.

The Medical Office Administration Program students are part of Alpha Beta Kappa, the National Honor Society for America’s postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities.

From helping people register, sorting boxes and handing out the food items, the students worked hands-on making sure that the event helped those who needed assistance.

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Top photo, center, Southern Tech’s Edna Murugan, Ph.D., director of education, takes a moment to commend the Medical Office Administration Program students who are members of the Alpha Beta Kappa Society (ABK), from left to right Hilda Burgos, Yazmira Cano and Aracelis Santiago.


From left to right, Yazmira Cano, Edwin Maldonado and Aracelis Santiago, check the list during the charity event.

“I am so proud of our student volunteers,” Murugan said. “They truly made a difference by helping with the fight against hunger in our community.”

Southern Tech-Auburndale is located at 298 Havendale Blvd.


About Southern Technical College (southerntech.edu)

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

About Agape Food Bank (cflcc.org/agape-food-bank/)

Agape Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, is part of the national Feeding America Food Bank network, a member of the Florida Association of Food Banks and is the only designated provider of USDA commodities serving Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties. Agape is a food bank – not a food pantry – that is specifically designed to provide food resources to local partner agencies. Mission: lead in the fight to end hunger in our community by providing nutritious food and transforming lives through innovative programming, education, and hunger advocacy. Vision: 100% of the people in our community have access to an adequate supply of nutritious food.