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Day of Service 2019

Update | Thursday, September 26, 2019

Perfect weather with a crisp autumn morning greeted faculty, staff, and students taking part in the seventh annual Day of Service on Tuesday, September 24. The first Day of Service was held in 2013 as a 50th-anniversary project for the College. That’s when President Harrison first envisioned a service day to give back to the community. The financial benefit to nonprofit agencies – where much of the work is centered – is immeasurable. More than 800 people worked at 83 sites this year alone.

Food for the morning kickoff on the Columbus Campus was prepared by the staff and students in the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts. Leftover food was donated to Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, a non-profit whose members include Terrence Brooks, Susan Goeschl, and Genevieve Sharron. The mission of that organization is to ensure that excess food is transported to feed the hungry, rather than being wasted. Facilities staff delivered the food to the Kaleidoscope Youth Center, a Day of Service volunteer site.

Laura Baisden was the Day of Service chairperson. Dayna Reid was the co-chair.

A photo gallery is here.

Watch a video recap here.

A record number of student athletes volunteered during Day of Service. Read more.


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