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July 31, 2013

Local agencies invited to engage with GC students


When new and returning students fill the campus of Georgia College for fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 19, they will also have the opportunity to get acquainted and involved in the community during the Week of Welcome.

The Department of Campus Life and the GIVE Center are inviting local nonprofit organizations and faith-based groups to take part in the annual “Community Celebration” event as a way to foster relationships with students while engaging their agency at the same time, which in turn contributes to flourishing Milledgeville-Baldwin County.

“We’ve been doing the Community Celebration event for about eight to 10 years now. It’s done during the Week of Welcome when freshmen come and get oriented to the whole campus through various activities and events,” said Kendall Stiles, GIVE Center director. “Research shows that college students need to get involved in at least one thing early on so they get that connectedness. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to get involved with local organizations or for students who have a passion to give back to the community.”

Held in conjunction with Bobcat Marketplace, the Community Celebration is slated from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Centennial Center. The entire event will feature faith-based groups, nonprofit agencies and registered student organizations that will have tables set up providing information to interested Georgia College students. Due to the format of the event, food will not be part of the event this year.

“Right now we have about five to six organizations signed up, but we have a total of 80 to 100 groups with student, faith-based and nonprofit groups. We will provide a table and two chairs and organizations can bring handouts, display boards or anything they want to highlight their organization,” Stiles said. “We have heard from local nonprofits and faith-based groups who always like to be part of where students are. This provides an avenue to connect with students without having to find them. It’s a win-win for everybody.”

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