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Shepherd students spruce up

By Staff | Aug 14, 2009

From left to right, Brian Licata, Elizabeth Greer, Tracy Seffers, and Andrew Omerzo share a laugh as they struggle to move a large desk into the offices of the Shepherdstown interfaith charity group Good Shepherd Caregivers during Shepherd University's 9th Annual New Student Orientation Day of Service. Over 200 students participated in the community service events at locations throughout Jefferson County. Photo by Michael Theis

More than 225 Shepherd University first-year students participated in Shepherd’s Ninth Annual Day of Service Wednesday.

“This is the largest group to date,” said Holly Frye, Shepherd’s director of Student Community Services and Service Learning.

During the Day of Service, incoming first-year students volunteer at local non-profit agencies in the community and help other first year students move in before classes begin. The Day of Service is an optional event which allows new students to come to campus a few days early, meet other students, and make an immediate connection with the campus and the community.

The students will be volunteering mainly in Jefferson and Berkeley counties, Frye said, she encourages everyone to “look for the blue and gold ‘Day of Service’ T-shirts in your area.”

– For more information on Shepherd’s Annual Day of Service, contact the Office of Student Community Services and Service Learning at (304) 876-5402 or scsweb@shepherd.edu