TAMPA, Fla., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-six employees from Bisk Education participated in the 24th annual Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa! (PYHOT) event on Saturday, April 21. The event is part of a city-wide program that encourages volunteers from area businesses, clubs, and organizations to lend a helping hand to low-income elderly citizens in the Tampa community.
Bisk employees gathered to paint a house near St. Joseph's hospital in West Tampa. Over the course of the day the volunteers had opportunities to bond with the homeowner and with each other. "This event was a great team-building exercise," said Diane Coleman, a manager at Bisk. "It brought together employees from different areas of the company to participate in a good cause."
Kara Shields, an Enrollment Specialist who joined Bisk in March, agrees. "I really enjoyed participating in PYHOT. I have only been with Bisk for a short time and really enjoyed how everyone came together to help the community. I will definitely do it again next year!"
Bisk's volunteer painters wore matching t-shirts to encourage others to Spread Hope. Philip Kenney, the company's Vice President of Human Resources, is proud of the group participation and the overall result. "Events like this one make each individual involved feel good and help build personal connections. Those feelings create a better community and a stronger, happier work environment. It's a win-win situation for everyone."
For more than 25 years Bisk Education has made Tampa its home. Operating out of a 135,000-square-foot campus in the Sabal Park area, its 800 employees focus on providing lifelong learning opportunities to working adults 100% online.
About Bisk Education, Inc.
Founded in 1971 by Nathan Bisk, Bisk Education is the world's leading provider of professional education online. The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments - making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of San Francisco, The University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University, Dominican University, New England College, and Tulane University's Freeman School of Business. U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983.
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9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
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