This year’s Make a Difference Day/Operation Evergreen was held in the UA Student Union as part of “Five Star Fridays” – an initiative at UA to provide experiential and service learning opportunities to UA students.
Pam Duncan and Anthony Serpette were on hand to teach the UA students some paperfolding to make ornaments to send – along with live Christmas trees – to troops stationed overseas during the holidays.
A special shout out to Anthony (Tony) Ross for serving a three-year term (2015-2018) as a member of the Staff Employee Advisory Committee (SEAC) and representative to the University Council’s Recreation and Wellness Committee. Tony’s contributions to our staff and campus community are valued and truly appreciated.
We’re pleased to know that Tony has accepted the appointment of an Ex-officio member to SEAC for the upcoming year. Thanks Tony!
The first annual School Supply Drive organized by SEAC/s new Campus & Community Outreach Committee was conducted from Monday, August 2nd thru Friday, August 6th.
The drive benefits Summit County Children’s Services (SCCS), an organization that provides more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to local children.
Campus support was tremendous! Donations of glue sticks, crayons, folders, backpacks and more flooded in over the week long drive. Thanks to the efforts of more than 15 campus departments and members of the campus community, many Akron area children will be able to experience the excitement of a bright new backpack full of the supplies they need to help them succeed!
The drive successfully generated more than twenty five boxes stuffed with school supplies, enough to completely fill two vehicles for delivery to SCCS.
Thanks to all who were able to help from your SEAC Campus & Community Outreach Committee!!