Union College brings Appalachia Service Project to local community

January 31, 2015
Photo by Andy Powell Pictured from left to right are Union College President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D.; junior James Becknell; (second row) senior Joey Davenport; sophomore Courtney Jackson; Jodi Carroll, Director of the Common Partners and College Service Project initiatives; sophomore Brianna Taylor; (back row): Abraham McIntyre of Appalachia Service Project; and Margie White of Appalachia Service Project.

Photo by Andy Powell
Pictured from left to right are Union College President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D.; junior James Becknell; (second row) senior Joey Davenport; sophomore Courtney Jackson; Jodi Carroll, Director of the Common Partners and College Service Project initiatives; sophomore Brianna Taylor; (back row): Abraham McIntyre of Appalachia Service Project; and Margie White of Appalachia Service Project.

By Andy Powell


For the Mountain Advocate

Union College has established a campus chapter of the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) that will lend student hands to help families of the local community.

The project, entitled College Service Project, is the culmination of a partnership between the ASP of Johnson City, Tenn., and Union College. The endeavor, which was formally announced during an event on Jan. 21, will lend year round assistance to local families in need of home repairs.

“I am extremely proud of the partnerships we’ve built with our students, our community and our region,” said Union President Marcia Hawkins, Ph.D. Hawkins sits on the board of the ASP and helped to foster this initiative. “Today, we celebrate another partnership, one that began 40 years ago, here on this campus, with a two week long outreach program to make people’s homes safe, warm and dry.”

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