Thanks to a group of students at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette, The White County Food Pantry will have a new website. Three groups of students in a web design class each created templates that could be used to create a potential website.
“We really appreciated the students helping us with this project,” said Don Koleszar, a volunteer for the food pantry. “The students did a nice job of explaining what they created and why they created things in a certain way. We really like the clean and simple look of the websites.”
The White County Food Pantry is a completely volunteer-led organization established to provide food to the needy and hungry in White County. The final website design will include contact information for anyone who wants to volunteer at the food pantry, an on-line monetary donation function, and information on how to make food donations.
“The website is the kind of real-world classroom project that provides our students with the experience of working with a client and developing a solution tailored to their needs,” said Andrew Gibbs, Department Chair in the School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech. “We hope to provide more opportunities for our students to help not-for-profit groups with their internet presence.”
This semester, Ivy Tech students will tackle a website to help support fundraising for the Libby and Abby Softball Park Fund. Initial plans for the sports complex include batting cages, amphitheater, playground, and three playing fields.
The White County Instructional Center will offer a web site development class this summer. The class will be offered in a “lunch and learn” format that will meet Monday through Thursday with an instructor and include online learning. For more information, call (574) 583-4891.
PHOTO: One of the proposed web site designs submitted by Ivy Tech Lafayette students to the White County Food Pantry.