Whitman featured in USA Today for annual "Make A Difference Day" effort
Thursday, Oct 25, 2012
A recent article in USA Today about the national service project "Make A Difference Day" spotlights Whitman College for its commitment to volunteer work. About 135 Whitman students, faculty and staff are expected to turn out for this year's effort, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 27, spearheaded by the Student Engagement Center. Whitman has participated in Make A Difference Day for more than 10 years.
Abby Juhasz, interim community service coordinator, told USA Today that "students recognize volunteerism as an opportunity to 'become not only active, involved members of their community, but it’s a chance for them to explore their interests and talents.'"
This year, Whitman and the Walla Walla community are partnering to support 14 service projects addressing community needs in areas like health and wellness, education, arts and culture, neighborhoods and communities and the environment. Click here to read a recap of last year's Make A Difference Day.
|Philip Dickinson ’14 and Mitchell Fujimoto ’14 volunteer their time to do some much-needed landscaping work along the banks of Garrison Creek during last year's Make A Difference Day.