Poverty Simulation Held

Bethel University held its annual poverty simulation on Wednesday, Feb. 3 on its McKenzie campus. During the simulation some individuals portrayed representatives of various government institutions and private businesses, and some individuals were given scenarios where they assumed roles of impoverished “make-believe” people each dealing with issues related to poverty. The simulation allowed Bethel nursing and social sciences majors the opportunity to see the devastating effects of poverty. 

A few of the participants included: (front row l to r) Tammy Carter, assistant professor of nursing at Bethel, Bethel nursing student Heather Jackson, Bethel nursing student Ashley Diaz, human services major Mary Creasy, and Bethel nursing student Elizabeth Anderson; (second row l to r) Gwen Joyner with the U.T. Ag Extension Service, Bethel nursing student Julie Doster, UT Martin student Merrie Jo Leach; (back row l to r) Gibson County Juvenile Court Clerk Lee Hayes; Dana Cobb, NW region coordinator for TCCY, Dayna Edwards, instructor of nursing at Bethel, and Tim Lindsey, associate professor of human services at Bethel.