Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SMC Staff Community Service Day

All of the participants!
Can you find me? I was struggling big time looking into the sun...

Last Wednesday all SMC faculty and staff we invited to participate in a campus wide community service day which included service both on campus and off. Colleagues participated in power washing campus buildings, picking up litter near the townhouses and cleaning the chapel as well as off campus service at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Winooski Senior Center, COTS and others.

I spent my morning at the Winooski Senior Center, where my group and I baked 9 dozen cupcakes for their BINGO event the next night. Two of the group members also went on Meals on Wheels routes throughout Winooski. It was so much fun to participate in service with a small group off SMC staff from all over campus, including athletics, Applied Linguistics, IT and both the English and Education Departments. We had a ton of fun baking and chatting, all for a good cause.

The Community Service Day was such a wonderful testament to the strong community that we have here on campus, among students as well as faculty and staff. It was a great way to kick off my first summer back at SMC as a staff member!

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