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About 200 Shepherd University students to participate in Day of Service

Event gives incoming freshmen and transfer students a chance to get acclimated with campus

August 15, 2011
  • Shepherd University is pictured in this 2009 file photo. Approximately 200 incoming freshman and transfer students at Shepherd University will be volunteering at nonprofit sites in Jefferson and Berkeley counties for the 11th annual Day of Service on Wednesday.
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Approximately 200 incoming freshman and transfer students at Shepherd University will be volunteering at nonprofit sites in Jefferson and Berkeley counties for the 11th annual Day of Service on Wednesday.

The two-day event gives incoming freshmen and transfer students a chance to get acclimated with campus and get to know other students. Residential students are able to come to campus a few days early and make an immediate connection with the campus and community through community service.

First-year women's lacrosse team members will participate in this year's Day of Service for the first time.

Students will be joined by members of Shepherd's A-Team and other upperclassman as well as 25 faculty and staff as they visit 28 sites including the PIG Animal Sanctuary, Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Morgan's Grove Park, the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Senior Services, the Humane Society and various schools where students will help teachers prepare their classrooms.

"The Day of Service provides a perfect opportunity for our new students to understand the culture of service that plays such an important role at Shepherd," said Holly Frye, director of student community service and service learning. "The community will feel the impact at the conclusion of this event which kicks off the fall semester at Shepherd."

On Aug. 19, Shepherd's Residence Life Office will host a second Day of Service with their 50 resident assistants.

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