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  Sherman Students Volunteer for Service Initiative in Community

Sherman students joined more than 200 other students from Spartanburg’s six colleges and universities in the fifth annual “CSI: College Town Service Initiative,” on Saturday, February 23.

CSI is a project of the College Town consortium, a collaboration of the institutions of higher education in Spartanburg County – Converse College, Sherman College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Community College, the University of South Carolina Upstate and Wofford College. It was the fifth service initiative undertaken by students through College Town.

This year, students participated in groups of varying sizes to provide much-needed services to a variety of Spartanburg agencies such as the Charles Lea Center, Children’s Advocacy Center, the Humane Society, Interim Hospice Care, and Mountainview Nursing Home. Sherman students gave their time at The Haven, an emergency shelter for women and families. They organized donated goods and visited with the residents.

Dean of Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto served as co-chairperson of the CSI planning committee. Hutto says, “The Sherman group enjoyed getting together with students from the other colleges and going out to do something meaningful in this community. The project provided students the chance to strengthen their connection to the local community and to broaden their minds regarding the impact of community service.”

View CSI 2008 photos.