Westminster College Communication Ethics Class to Host Hustle 4 Heart Reach Run/Walk

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College students in the Communication Ethics course will host the first annual Hustle 4 Heart Reach 5K Run/Walk Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. at Burry Stadium. Registration starts at 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will help support Heart Reach Ministries in its mission to reach out to youth and their families in the inner city of Youngstown, Ohio.

Visit www.heartreach.com to learn more about the organization and to register for the run/walk. Registration is $10 for students and $20 for non-students.

The Communication Ethics course is designed to introduce the interrelationship of communication and free speech. The course provides opportunities to understand ethical communication in various contexts, assess weakness and strengths as an ethical communicator and apply theories of communication ethics to the major course of study.

"As an alumna of Westminster College I think it's great that our students get work experience through opportunities such as community service," said Abby Trotter `12, communications and public relations specialist for Heart Reach Ministries. "Hustle 4 Heart Reach is the first 5K fundraiser Heart Reach has held and is open to all ages. This fundraiser benefits the children and youth of Youngstown through programming provided by Heart Reach Ministries that helps build character and positive relationships."

Contact Dr. Colleen Burke, assistant professor of communication studies, at (724) 946-7199 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.