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Hundreds of Honors students serve our community on September 28 during Honors Day of Service

September 26, 2013

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College is sponsoring its annual Honors Service Day – an event dedicated to volunteerism in the community. Each year, the Honors College partners with local service organizations to identify community needs that students can assist in resolving. This year, Honors students will be providing service to Green Living Science, Burton International School, St. Vincent De Paul, and Boll Family YMCA, with the list of service locations expected to grow. More than 400 WSU student volunteers are expected at this one-day event, including staff and faculty. Honors Service Day will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM and will begin with registration in front of the Undergraduate Library on WSU’s main campus.

"Service to our community is a pillar of the Honors College and is a practice we place a high value on," says Jerry Herron, Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College.  "To have hundreds of Honors students give up a Saturday to do good in our community makes all of us at Wayne State University very proud."

The Irvin D. Reid Honors College at Wayne State University is city-based and service-oriented and is founded on four pillars: community, service, research and career.  It is the mission of Honors to promote informed, engaged citizenship as the foundation for academic excellence in a diverse global setting. The Irvin D. Reid Honors College provides a learning community to Wayne State University’s best and brightest undergraduate students.

For more information about this event and future Honors service projects, please contact the Honors College at honors@wayne.edu or (313) 577-3030.