Elevate Portland
Elevate Portland

College of Business students are planning a special day for 5th graders from Portland Elementary School who are taking a field trip to the University of Louisville on Friday, March 25.

The students at Portland Elementary have been adopted by the College of Business in a program called the Elevate Portland Initiative. Since the fall, students, faculty and staff from the college have donated warm clothing, snacks and tablet PCs to the West Louisville elementary school, which is part of UofL’s Signature Partnership Initiative.

During the field trip, the 5th graders will take mini classes, go on campus tours, meet with athletes at the Student Recreation Center and eat lunch at the main Belknap Campus dining hall, the Ville Grill. COB students have donated lunch swipes to the children.

The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with the students’ gathering in the Horn Auditorium at the College of Business.

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Janet Cappiello covers the College of Business, the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Sustainability Council and military initiatives for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since March 2014.