Students organize popcorn sale for Boston

Four students from a Managerial Accounting class taught by Cynthia Tessien have organized a sale of carmel popcorn with proceeds going to the Red Cross in Boston, the main charity organization taking donations for the Boston Marathon explosions. Popcorn will be $2 a bag, and pre-orders must be placed by Thursday at midnight. Place your order here »

Delivery will be from 1-3 p.m. on Friday. The students also will be selling the carmel popcorn on campus on Friday outside of the Benson Food Court. Cash and checks will be accepted, and all checks should be made out to the Red Cross and detail the Boston Marathon on the memo line.

The four students — Meghan Loose, Eric Roberts, Ashley Rogers and Patricia Fotos — are all sophomore accounting majors. In Tessien’s class, students were supposed to create a small business that would sell a product for one day, giving them an idea of all of the work that goes into running a business and producing a product.

“Given the attacks on Boston on Monday, it seemed like an obvious choice to our group to send our profits to the Red Cross in their efforts to help the Boston Marathon,” Fotos said. “Two of the students in our group are from Massachusetts, outside of Boston, so this cause is very important to our group.”