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Therapy Dog Day at ADUC May 6

Morehead State Counseling and Health Services (CHS) and students from the class Marketing 365: Services and Relationship Marketing (MKT 365) are co-sponsoring Therapy Dog Day Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC), ballroom C. The event is free with a student ID.

Students who sign a liability waiver will have the chance to play with therapy dogs and service dogs in training at the event. Area police departments will also bring K9 units to the event. The event offers students in the class a chance to gain hands-on experience in the planning, development and delivery of events and services.  

Dr. Lydia Njoroge, assistant professor of marketing, teaches the class sponsoring the event. She said students wanted to do something as part of the class to help their fellow students.

“The service they selected was an event to help their fellow students: a doggie play day to help cope with the stress of the semester, finals, and COVID,” Njoroge said.  

Additionally, Njoroge said the event creates opportunities for various departments to give their students hands-on experience, including nursing, clinical psychology and vet tech. Students from those programs will volunteer for basic triage care to support this event. Students from MKT 365 are also working with local and national companies to provide treats, toys, and photography for the event.  

Njoroge added the students decided that the nature of this event would be an excellent way to memorialize Dr. Michelle Kunz, professor of marketing, who died last year. Kunz requested that memorial donations be made to Lexington Humane Society.

“This will give students a chance to honor her memory,” Njoroge said.

For more information, contact Njoroge at lnjoroge@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2263.

For more information about marketing programs at MSU, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/business, email cbt@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2090.