CCI enjoys good food, raises funds for United Way

2013 CCI Chili Cook-off
Faculty, staff and students enjoy several different varieties of chili.

Florida State University’s College of Communication & Information is dedicated to reach its fundraising goal for the University’s annual United Way of the Big Bend Campaign, and faculty, staff and students have been eating some tasty treats during the quest.

The College sponsored its fourth annual Chili Cook-off on Nov. 13, while the School of Library & Information Studies and School of Communication both held bake sales during the month.  The bake sales combined to raise over $150.  All proceeds from the events were donated to the United Way of the Big Bend.

The CCI Chili Cook-off has become an anticipated yearly competition and raised $200 for the campaign.  Judging this year’s event were Karen Frazee, Director of Business Campaigns for United Way; Captain Jason Trumbower, FSU Campus Police; and Denis Burns from the College of Medicine.  Burns, a former CCI employee, had competed in and won several of the previous chili cook-offs.  There were more than a dozen entries this year.

Winners of this year’s event were:
1st Place – Linda Ross (Old Fashioned Chili)
2nd Place – Marvin and Sandy Beard (Marvin’s Mo’ Better Chili)
3rd Place – Ken Baldauf (Big Red Chili)

With the funds raised at the cook-off and bake sales, and through employee pledge forms, the College has already reached 75 percent of its goal in raising $9230.77 this year for the United Way of the Big Bend.

2013 CCI Chili Cook-off
The annual CCI Chili Cook-off packed the house at the Goldstein Library.
School of Communication bake sale.
School of Communication hosts bake sale for a good cause.