BY: ZANA DAY
Eastern’s orientation leaders took pies-in-the-face Monday at Powell corner for charity.
Orientation leaders were poised with signs and outfitted in rain smocks as they asked passersby if they would like to pie them in the face.
Loni Crowe, coordinator of first year programs, said the fundraiser was for an annual competition sponsored by the National Orientation Director’s Association (NODA). Eastern competes in the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop South Eastern (SROWSE) conference in Memphis Tenn.. The event is held every March and features seminars and workshops for orientation leaders as well as the SROWSE conference.
The focus of this year’s charity competition focuses on raising money or supplies for local elementary schools. She said the school could raise money or donate school supplies, the school that collects the most funds, or donates the most supplies takes the award.
“Any of you want to pie me in the face, one pie for $3, two pies for $5,” said Nathan Denton, 19, nursing major from Ohio.
Hannah Bushey, 18, nursing major from northern Kentucky, decided to pie Denton and was handed a disposable plate filled with whip cream. Bushey said she thought it was fun and enjoyed donating money to a good cause.
“It was fun ‘cause I know him,” Bushy said. “I made sure I got fully submerged on his face.”
When asked about his experience Isaiah Tolliver, 20, computer information systems major form Louisville, said he enjoyed being involved with a good cause while making people laugh. Tolliver said getting a pie in the face was, “cold but exciting.”
“I just like making people smile,” Tolliver said. “I like to have a good time and see others have a good time.”