WCU receives grant for Quality of Life program

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The William Carey University Quality of Life program is the recipient of a $10,000 grant.

The program pairs students with adults with intellectual developmental disabilities to enrich the quality of their lives. The money is used to for dinners, outings, educational events, and recreational trips.

The grant came from the Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation as part of the Ann Morris Memorial Fund. The fund was set up to assist area organizations who work to improve the quality of life of intellectually challenged adults.

Quality of Life Director, Dr. Paul Cotton, says the program is beneficial to both the clients and the students.

"From the students standpoint it gives them three semester hours of credit," said Cotton. "It also allows the students to learn more about people who have a common diagnosis, but they are certainly not just alike."

This is the fourth year the William Carey has received the grant from the foundation.

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