MTSU student organizations typically hold bake sales to raise funds. The new Agriculture Business Society, however, held a joint bake sale and Dunk Your Professor event April 17 outside the Stark Agribusiness and Agriscience Center.
Professors Justin Gardner, the student organization’s adviser, and Nate Phillips joined adjunct faculty member Ken Barlow, senior ag major Gabby Starr of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Joseph Acuna of Woodbury, Tenn., on the hot seat in the dunking machine. All five landed in the bottom of the water tank.
College of Basic and Applied Sciences Dean Bud Fischer “dropped by to dunk me,” Gardner said, adding that David Otts from University Studies “had the highest success rate (of hitting the target) — 66 percent.”
During the event, passers-by could pay $3 for the opportunity to throw five baseballs at the target, $5 to throw seven baseballs or $10 to push the target and dunk the tank’s occupant by hand.
Society members raised more than $300 with the dual fundraiser.
Gardner said the students plan to use the money to help defray travel costs for a spring 2014 trip to the Southern Agriculture Economics Association annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)