Central Serves Far And Wide

For many years, hundreds of Central Methodist University students have volunteered time each April to do community service projects. For the second year in a row, CMU alumni have followed suit with their own “Central Serves” program.

Despite widespread foul weather that forced several events to be cancelled, more than 80 CMU alumni and friends volunteered more than 100 man-hours to Central Serves, according Meagan Davis, assistant director of special projects and coordinator for Central Serves.

Volunteer projects were accomplished from Nevada to Pennsylvania to Florida, and in a total of 12 states. Central alums in Guam and in Liberia also gave their time to service projects, Davis said, including activities such as beach and community clean up in Guam and Florida, updating Sunday school rooms in churches, helping neighbors, and thrift store and food pantry volunteering.

“Central Methodist alumni and friends play a huge role in helping shape the growth and development of this institution,” Davis said. “Through Central Serves they continue to set great examples for current and prospective students by exemplifying Central’s mission of living lives of service and leadership."

Central Serves was the recipient of a national award from the international Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) last year. A total of 19 projects were involved this year, and three new states were represented on the list, Davis added.

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