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.”