Students, employees volunteering for Make a Difference Day
Annual fall event begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 28th
MARIETTA, OHIO (10/16/2017) More than 100 Marietta College students and employees will participate in the annual Make a Difference Day activities from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 28th.
About a dozen projects are planned, but according to Maribeth Saleem-Tanner, Director of Civic Engagement, not all of them will occur on Oct. 28th.
"Make a Difference Day projects at Marietta College put first-year students in community leadership roles right away," she said. "This day of service is really a partnership between students in Leadership 101 and our phenomenal network of community partners."
She said community partners serve as mentors and co-educators throughout the process.
"We also have members from all parts of the campus community, including students in the Physician Assistant Program, Fine Arts and Student Government Association, as well as faculty and staff, who take initiative to organize groups, volunteer, and make the day a success every year."
Some of the projects being organized as part of Make a Difference Day are:
- Washington County Homeless Project
- Marietta in Bloom
- Betsey Mills Club
- Ely Chapman
- Marietta College Field Station
- Live Healthy Kids/COMCorps
- The Castle
- Boys and Girls Club of Parkersburg
- Habitat for Humanity
- Haunted Hermann
All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the College's fall semester day of service. Everyone should meet in the Andrews Hall Great Room at 8:30 a.m. for volunteer registration, donuts, coffee and project assignments.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com.