Mount Union College Holds "Celebration of Service"
June 1, 2010
Mount Union College students, faculty and staff and community members joined together on Thursday, April 15 for a "Celebration of Service," in honor of the many hours of service contributed to Alliance and the surrounding community.
Dr. Pete Schneller, assistant professor of education at Mount Union, spoke of his involvement in community service and what community service means to him. Dr. Jennifer Hall, assistant professor of French and director of the English as a Second Language Program at Mount Union, spoke about the "Explore the World Through Art" project. This project involved Mount Union international students teaching Alliance Middle School students about Japanese culture through various traditional Japanese art forms. Senior Andrew Lattanner of Granger, IN, discussed what community service and service learning have meant to him during his time as a student at Mount Union. Bonnie Twaddle, coordinator of volunteers at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, also spoke. She talked about why people choose to volunteer at the Nature Center and the impact of that service.
The purpose of the celebration was to acknowledge the impact each volunteer makes in service to the community and to thank everyone for this important work.