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Faith & Service

Waynesburg’s incoming freshman class serves throughout region

More than 465 volunteers served throughout Greene County and Morgantown, West Virginia

Matthew Stultz Aug 27, 2018

Waynesburg University hosted a “Day of Service” Saturday in conjunction with New Student Orientation for the Class of 2022. The freshman class, along with faculty, staff and Bonner Scholars, served throughout Greene County and Morgantown, West Virginia.

“The whole day, in general, I think is very cool,” said Alexandra Morar, a freshmen political science major. “I haven’t heard of any other university that does a program like this.”

“The whole day, in general, I think is very cool,” said Alexandra Morar, a freshmen political science major. “I haven’t heard of any other university that does a program like this.”

The more than 465 volunteers assisted with maintenance and outdoor cleanup work at sites such as First Presbyterian Church, Hill’s Schoolhouse Cemetery, the Greene County Historical Society and the Lion’s Park, as well as the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown.

Volunteers also participated in projects for Adopt-A-Highway, Corner Cupboard Food Bank, the Greene County Conservation District and Servant Song Ministry.

Other service included hosting games and fellowship with the residents of Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, school clothes distribution on behalf of the Greater Waynesburg Christian Outreach and store organization for City Mission’s Hidden Treasure thrift store.

“[Service] makes you feel good; it makes you feel like you’re doing something that matters to people,” said Brendyn Tvaroch, a sophomore transfer student from Youngstown, Ohio. “I think people appreciate it a lot when they see younger people and students taking time out of their day to volunteer.”

Students from the University’s Bonner Scholars Program were group leaders at each service site and served alongside the freshman class. They also led group reflections at the conclusion of the service work.

This freshman class includes students from 20 different states, including Hawaii and Washington, and received more than $10 million in aid.

Classes began Monday, Aug. 27, for all University students.

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu