Berry’s first-year students will head to over 30 different work sites throughout Rome and Floyd County, accompanied by their First-Year Seminar instructors and First-Year Mentors. Berry student Holly Davis contacted service agencies and set up the projects this summer in her role as Assistant Student Coordinator for the Office of First-Year Experience, a student work position.
In addition to providing approximately 2,000 hours of work to the community, the day is an opportunity for new students to get to know each other better by working side-by-side, according to Katherine Powell, Director of the Office of First-Year Experience.
“It also introduces them to their new community and to the culture of service that has existed at Berry from the beginning. Berry’s motto, ‘Not to be ministered unto but to minister,’ is something we want our new students to embrace right at the beginning of their college careers.”
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