Lee Establishes Thrive Team

Friday, July 31, 2020 - by Merritt Jenkins, Lee University
To mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on campus, Lee University announced the establishment of a specialized student workforce, the “Thrive Team,” which will consist of 100 students hired into positions to help create a safe environment for faculty, staff and fellow students.
 
“Students can work 10 hours a week, earn minimum wage and help the university meet the COVID-19 cleanliness expectations of parents, students and the CDC,” said Phil Cook, vice president for Enrollment at Lee.
“It’s a Win!Win!”
 
Freshmen and sophomore students with financial need will be given priority consideration. The university’s Financial Aid office and Physical Plant will provide basic training, assistance and oversight. 
 
According to Marian Dill, Lee’s director of Financial Aid, there are several benefits to developing such a student workforce.
 
“The obvious benefit is responding to COVID-19 and keeping the campus as clean as possible, but there are benefits for the student worker as well,” said  Ms. Dill. “Creating a special student workforce offers opportunities for students to earn funding which helps them to attend, persist and build their resumes for finding employment after graduation.”
 
For more information about the Thrive Team, contact the Financial Aid Office at 423-614-8300 or email finaid@leeuniversity.edu.

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