Apr 12, 2016

FVCC International Student Club Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Refugee Crisis

logo_180iphoneFlathead Valley Community College’s international student club, Global Friends, invites the public to a roundtable discussion on April 20 regarding the ongoing European and global refugee crisis. Humanitarian aid worker and retired nurse Manita Coggins will lead the discussion from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in room 140 of Blake Hall on the FVCC campus. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are welcome to bring lunch to eat during the discussion.

A longtime resident of Whitefish, Coggins has volunteered around the world for various humanitarian relief efforts. She assisted in Thailand after the devastating 2004 tsunami, in post-Katrina Louisiana, with Doctors Without Borders in Angola and also helped provide educational resources in Madagascar. Coggins travelled to Slavonski Brod in eastern Croatia last January where she handed out clothing to refugees traveling northward by train. She was recently invited to travel back to Europe to assist at a refugee camp in Thessaloniki, Greece.

For more information, contact FVCC International Student Services Director Gerda Reeb at or 756-3889.