Friday, October 21, 2011

Vol State Students Get Trashy

How do you spend your time on a Saturday?  Three Vol State student organizations recently got together to clean up trash and collect recyclables from Lock 4 Park in Gallatin.
Vice President of the Vol State chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), CT Hodgson, explained how this came about.  “I was brainstorming during Welcome Week and wanted to build closer relationships with the other campus organizations,” said Hodgson.  “I knew our club had this project coming up and thought it might be a great opportunity to bring us together.  I approached some reps from the other groups and they thought it was a great idea.”

Nursing major, Hope Chrisawn was excited to participate.  “With only thirteen members from NSLS, three from PTK, and two from Team Change, we collected over seventy-five bags of trash and three truckloads of things to be recycled,” said Chrisawn.

“I was very excited to see the participation of these clubs working together,” said Student Life coordinator, Jamey Campbell.  “The students spent the better part of a Saturday pulling trash out of Lock 4 Park in Gallatin.  It was carefully sorted to pull out all the recyclables.  The result was stunning to see that much trash collected from the park.”

Brandon Shaw with Team Change felt that campus groups would be stronger and more productive if they played off each others strengths.  “A lot of times people think that their clubs are all inclusive but there is no reason we cannot work together,” said Shaw.  “Right now we are in the planning stages to see if we can involve more student government organizations.”

If you would like to participate in the next clean up day.  Please contact the office of Student Life.

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