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Annual NDSU student fundraising competition to benefit pre-pharmacy student

The seventh annual “Battle of the Cents-es” will benefit an NDSU pre-pharmacy student battling health issues. The fundraising competition, which pits student ambassadors from the College of Engineering and the College of Health Professions against each other, is scheduled for Feb. 27 through March 3.

Students will collect donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday at booths in the Memorial Union, Sudro Hall and the engineering complex. As part of the student competition, all change collected counts positively toward each student group’s total. Paper bills are subtracted from each group’s total.

All donations collected from the event will support Emily Perrin, a junior majoring in pharmaceutical sciences from Andover, Minnesota. She suffered a brain hemorrhage on Nov. 12. Perrin spent several weeks in a Minneapolis intensive care unit and is now at a St. Paul hospital where she continues to focus on rehabilitation and recovery.

“The Battle of the Cents-es is a great event that gives us the opportunity to help someone from our NDSU family,” said Morgan Schlichtmann, a senior majoring in electrical engineering. “Being able to support a fellow student makes this event even more meaningful. No matter the outcome of the competition, we are looking forward to showing our support for Emily and cheering her on as she continues to recover.”

“Battle of the Cents-es is something I personally look forward to every year, and having Emily as a recipient just makes it that much more special to all of us,” said Abigail Kramer, a senior majoring in nursing. “Everyone in the competition is excited to support our fellow NDSU student and her family during her journey towards recovery."

In 2016, the college ambassadors raised more than $4,500 for two families battling health issues.

For more information about Battle of the Cents-es, contact Morgan Schlichtmann, College of Engineering ambassador, at morgan.schlichtmann@ndsu.edu; or Abigail Kramer, College of Health Professions ambassador, at abigail.kramer@ndsu.edu.

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