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January 27, 2013

Bethany student-run company Stone Path helps nonprofits



For Madelia’s hospital, students did a breast cancer awareness video for a fundraiser. With Ridley Inc., the students assisted in a media training day.

“We’ve done a huge variety of projects, and I think that’s one of the biggest blessings of Stone Path is getting an opportunity to work on such a large variety,” Erlandson said.

The students each are in charge of different areas of production, including business, client relations, editing and production.

“They have been very organized,” Woller said. “One thing that really surprised us was the number of requests that have come in. ... Spring semester is already booked full.”

Stone Path is not a class. Students get paid for their work.

“These are real projects,” Woller said. “(They have to) present something to a client that they may or may not like.”

Woller said the nonprofits and groups are charged a small fee, but the goal is not to compete with or undercut other companies in the area that offer such services.

“We want to help the organizations that can’t afford it,” he said.

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