The College of Business Administration (COBA) posted its Gratefulness Project video in tribute to Thanksgiving.
M.C. Jennings, communications and events manager in COBA and assistant director at the Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership, said this year the department was forced to cut back on the Thanksgiving tree and food drive due to a busy schedule in the offices, leading them to produce the Gratefulness Project.
For the project, COBA filmed a video which featured students and faculty expressing appreciation for a variety of people, organizations and more.
Hanna Roberts, senior management and marketing major from Corpus Christi, came up with the name for the project.
Jennings said the goal is to share the contributed videos on social media within COBA.
“It’s just important to remind ourselves to be grateful for every day and all the blessings that we have,” Jennings said.
Roberts said she contributed to the making of the video by asking passersby to participate.
“I just camped out in the atrium and talked to people while they were going to their classes and went around to all the offices of our faculty and staff and just said ‘What are you grateful for today?’” Roberts said. “Then I had them write it down and be intentional about thinking what they’re grateful for.”
After they wrote down what they are thankful for, Roberts filmed each participants’ responses. The videos were later compiled into one, before being posted on COBA’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Jennings said she hopes the video serves as a call-to-action for viewers to reflect on what they are grateful for.