Electrical Technology students and Ronald McDonald House of the Four States are benefitting from a partnership with the help of alumnus Clint Myers, who with his dad, Chuck Reynolds, operates C&D Electric in Diamond, Mo.

Myers (AAS ’11, BS ’17) said he believes in giving back, so he agreed to help instructor Ed Moore provide students with on-the-job experience.

Among their tasks: to change out 300 worn outlets and almost 200 light switches at RMH, which provides bedrooms, a kitchen, and living spaces to 150 to 200 families per year while their children receive medical treatments at nearby health care facilities. In 2016, they changed hundreds of lightbulbs and fixtures from incandescent to LED lighting.

Moore started the collaboration with RMH to help the agency, which relies on private donations and grants to operate, and his students, who are being trained in residential electrical wiring, commercial electrical construction, and industrial electrical construction and maintenance.