IBMC College Fort Collins cosmetology students give 62 haircuts during SERVE Day

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IBMC College Fort Collins cosmetology students volunteer by performing haircuts at the 2017 SERVE Day on July 15.

IMG_0754IBMC College Fort Collins cosmetology student volunteers lent a helping hand – and a pair of scissors – to the city’s residents in need during the annual SERVE Day.

The one-day event – held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on July 15 at more than 30 churches throughout the northern Colorado corridor including Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley – provides numerous family activities including health and wellness services, bounce houses, music and a teen shopping spree.

Several cosmetology students, under the supervision of instructor Chelsea Dahlstrom from IBMC College’s Fort Collins campus, provided haircuts to attendees at the Christ Center Community Church, located at 2700 S. Lemay Ave. in Fort Collins. Ten student volunteers provided 62 free haircuts to Fort Collins residents during the event for no cost.

“A big thank you to IBMC (students) for the wonderful donation of time and talent!”

Amy Bellefeuille, Community Engagement Coordinator for SERVE 6.8

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“(IBMC instructor) Chelsee (Dahlstrom) and our students enjoyed the event immensely!” Melissa Meltzer, Senior Director of Education at IBMC College Fort Collins campus, said about the event. “There is certainly something to be said for volunteering one’s time and skillset. I know that everyone was impacted by the day.”

SERVE Day is a joint effort between SERVE 6.8 and local partner churches, reaching a mission of “going outside building walls to serve their community on one day.” For more information about SERVE Day, visit their website, serve68.org/serveday.

For more information about the cosmetology program, or any of the accelerated career-training options at IBMC College Fort Collins campus, visit ibmc.edu or call (970) 223-2669. IBMC College offers small class sizes to provide one-on-one attention and hands-on training, giving students the real-world experience necessary to be successful in their career path.

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