Mount employees give back to community with service day

By: Jessica Lohner

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More than 60 faculty and staff at the College of Mount St. Joseph took part in multiple community development projects on Wednesday, May 15 as part of the College’s first employee service day. The projects took place from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. at six different locations throughout the community.

The service day gave Mount employees an opportunity to serve the community, which is one of the values of the College and the Sisters of Charity. The Mount is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity.

Projects included working on the water drainage system at Hillside Community Garden, working at the garden at EarthConnection (located near the Mount), working with groups at The Women’s Connection and removing invasive species along with Western Wildlife Corridor.

“Part of the mission of the College is service to others, and this day allows our faculty and staff a chance to participate in that mission,” said Cara Cross, assistant director of the Career and Experiential Education Center at the Mount and president of the Coordinating Representatives of Administrative Assembly. “We’re also hoping that faculty and staff members used this opportunity for team building throughout the College.”

The volunteer projects took approximately three hours before employees returned to the Mount for a picnic and distribution of service awards.

The College of Mount St. Joseph is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic college that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.