Freshmen lend a helping hand in Rome Community
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August 25, 2010 - More than 370 Shorter University freshmen along with a handful of upperclassmen took part in the university’s annual H3 community service project.
Named “Hawks Hit Home: Stamping Our Corner of the World,” the project placed students in the Rome community last Friday morning to lend a helping hand to local organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Rome Action Ministries.
A group of nearly 40 students helped Habitat for Humanity by prepping a home on Branham Avenue for an upcoming exterior painting job, and more than 40 students spent the morning at Rome Action Ministries putting together food bags for the Rome community’s annual Jesus in the Park event.
Another large group of students participated in the Silver Creek Restoration Project, working to clear trash and heavy underbrush from the banks of the creek. Several bus loads of students also traveled to local elementary schools, offering assistance to teachers, staff and administrators.
This is the second year that Shorter University has organized an H3 event for its incoming freshmen. Peer mentors, resident assistants and members of Shorter’s Student Orientation Staff also participate in the event.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian college committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges, and the Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.