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Improving the River and Inspiring Service

Improving the River and Inspiring Service

New students at Greenville College spent time cleaning up the Meramec River during a unique service opportunity to kick off the 2013-14 school year. Students picked up trash along the river and planted about 3,000 native pecan trees. Greenville College coordinated the retreat to help students understand the school’s unique approach to serving and living in community.

“The river trip is all about promoting community and service and helping this incoming class understand they are foundations of Greenville College,” said Jessica DellaRossa, freshman class president. “This was service in a fun way and a fantastic way to meet people.”

Students spent time together on the Meramec River and stayed at Camp Mihaska in Bourbon, Mo. before returning to campus. The trip was part of Greenville College’s new student orientation prior to the first week of classes.

This story was published on September 25, 2013

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