This week’s BigTent Group of the Week is a super active student group at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA. With over 150 current members, the Pre-Vet Club of Pierce College is committed to helping members develop professionally and give back to their surrounding community.
Kris Galang, Public Relations Chair for the club, took some time to share more of his experiences with us:
Q. What kinds of community events does the Pre-Vet Club participate in?
A. Our members assist with the care and husbandry of the animals on our 200-acre farm laboratory including bottle-feeding orphaned lambs, beef cattle vaccinations, and egg-laying hen physical exams. We also work with horses and cats at local animal rescues, volunteer with a local women’s shelter, and provide backpacks filled with clothes and school supplies for children on Native American reservations through a program known as Walking Shield.
Q. How did you get involved with the organization?
A. I am constantly inspired by my fellow students — whether it be the amount of knowledge shared in a classroom setting or seeing us in action on our farm. It is because of this that I believe it’s important to not only connect with the greater campus and community, but to connect with each other! I am enjoying my role as Public Relations Chair, as it is my responsibility to raise awareness for our club.
I am currently in my second semester at the pre-vet program. After spending almost 8 years in sales and business management (with an educational background in journalism), I decided to refocus my life towards a path that has always been closet to my heart — animals! Inspired by very own French bulldog and the many other animals in my life, I decided to return to school and fulfill a childhood now adulthood dream of becoming a veterinarian.
Q. Why did your group choose BigTent?
A. BigTent is easy to use and has a ton of fun, amazing features. BigTent has allowed our group to remain connected (member gifts, photos, etc.), engaged (forum topics, current events), and excited (weekly calendars, subgroup news). BigTent is the most powerful, free service of its kind
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/bigtentgroups