Troy University plans second 'Care for the Community' day of service on Jan. 21

Posted: Friday, 13 January 2012

TROY - Troy University students, faculty and staff will tackle several service projects in and around the city of Troy on Jan. 21 as a part of the University's second "Care for the Community Day of Service."

This event, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon, is a part of the nationwide service activities surrounding the celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., according to Jonathan T. Cellon, coordinator of student learning initiatives with the University's First-Year Studies program.

"We have several hands-on projects in Troy and the surrounding area that students, faculty and staff can participate in," Cellon said. "Participants will meet at the Trojan Center Theatre and then disperse to the various projects for which they sign up."

Students will have the opportunity to work on projects benefitting Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Boys and Girls Clubs; Noble Manor Assisted Living facility; the Pike Pioneer Museum; Habitat for Humanity; and Centennial Park beautification.

Last year, more than 200 TROY students took part in the University's inaugural Day of Service in September in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The students combined to log nearly 800 hours of community service time at eight different sites in Troy and the surrounding areas.

In addition, the University's Office of Student Learning Initiatives will host a Volunteer Fair for TROY students on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the Troy Campus. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will feature booths and displays from community service agencies.

"The Volunteer Fair is a premier opportunity for our students to connect to volunteer needs in Troy and the surrounding area," Cellon said.

For additional information concerning the Day of Service or the Volunteer Fair, contact Cellon at 334-808-6349 or

Chinese New Year

Troy University's Chinese Students and Scholars Association will host students, faculty, staff and the public at a Chinese New Year celebration on the Troy Campus Jan. 20. The event features Chinese cuisine and entertainment by the students. (TROY photo/Cass Davis)