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In the Spotlight: UT Tyler Freshmen, 2014 Freshman Day of Service

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August 29, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

More than 100 UT Tyler freshmen participated in this year’s Freshman Day of Service at the East Texas Food Bank. The group was the largest to volunteer in the university’s annual program. UT Tyler contributed to 8,212 total meals, bagging rice/beans, placing labels on unmarked cans and boxing meals for those in need.

“Tim Butler, volunteer coordinator for ETFB, said this group was the largest volunteer group the food bank has ever had,” said Chase Ragland, student development specialist who coordinates leadership and service programs. “It was a huge success and a great experience for our freshmen to get engaged in helping the community.”

For more information, contact Ragland, 903.565.5726 or jragland@uttyler.edu.

The UT Tyler Office of Leadership and Service, which is a part of the Department of Student Life and Leadership,connects UT Tyler students to service opportunities on campus, in the Tyler/East Texas community and beyond.

Through volunteerism, students help create solutions to critical challenges in the community while also building their leadership skills, gaining a broader awareness of social issues and enhancing their overall collegiate experience.

Contact: 903.566.7050 or service@uttyler.edu.
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