~ By Tom Uribes, reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com

More than 200 packs of crayons and 150 coloring books were delivered to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera (9300 Valley Children’s Place) on Nov. 17 as part of a recent class project and crayon drive by Fresno State students in a Media, Communications and Journalism publication design course.

The students — under the direction of Dr. Tamyra Pierce, MCJ professor — created the coloring books as a class assignment, along with a flier competition to promote the crayon drive that was conducted Oct. 24 to Nov.7. The students were divided into teams and selected a theme for their coloring book with each student designing three pages.

Funding for the book printing was provided by Friends for Civic Engagement of the Jan & Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. After the hospital visit, the students delivered books to the Ronald McDonald House in Madera (9161 Randall Way).

INFO: Dr. Tamyra Pierce at 559.278.2632.