Only 21 of the Italy Semester ornaments were created.

Only 21 of the Italy Semester ornaments were created.

The Missouri Southern chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Student Club is selling limited edition Christmas ornaments.

Only 21 of the aluminum ornaments were created, said Dr. Elke Howe, head of the Engineering Technology Department.

“They were created for the Italy semester and a student took them home to finish them,” said Howe. “We just got them back and thought we could use them as a fundraiser.

“They could be the first in a long line of themed Christmas ornaments.”

The Italy-themed ornaments are being sold for $15. To purchase one, contact Nancy Koon, Engineering Department secretary, at ext. 9757.

Howe said there about 20 students in the Missouri Southern chapter of the national organization. Funds raised from the ornament sale will go toward field trips, conferences, the group’s annual initiation event and other activities.