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they are hungry; I am in college, and I’m hungry. So it’s definitely a good thing.”
By the next morning, so many students were redeeming meal vouchers that the traditionally paper-based process was overwhelmed. “Vouchers at the time were printed, and the redemption process was manual, difficult to manage and not entirely secure,” explained Cereno. “People on campus agreed that it made sense to donate meal plan dollars to hungry
students, and CatCard and Dining Services staff collaborated to create a better process.”
The result: iCare, an app developed in-house that allows students to donate their excess meal plan dollars to those in need. The project, led by Cereno and launched in January 2017, represents more than simply enabling generosity; it’s also about supporting students’ academic success.
“An enrolled student once said to me, ‘It’s 8:00 pm and I have been preparing and
iCare mobile interface

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