ALLIANCE, Ohio — Adjusting to the safety protocols brought forth by the pandemic, the University of Mount Union still had an incredible 325 participants with its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, coordinated by the University’s Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement.
Roughly half of those who participated worked directly with community partners either on campus or at the partner location, while 65 worked on take-and-make projects to benefit area children and those living in assisted living facilities.
More than 55 individuals also participated in THINK BIG discussions throughout the day, featuring topics that focused on diversity, equity and inclusion in the Mount Union and surrounding communities. Many of these individuals also participated in service at some point during the day.
“The Regula Center strives to continue providing outlets for members of the campus community to make positive change,” said Abby Schroeder, director of the Regula Center. “MLK Day was a perfect example of the dedication of our faculty, staff, and students to the University’s mission and the community at large.”