Several Concordia seniors spent study day bringing their education full circle by volunteering. Concordia is known for its “Hands for Change” program, which has first-year students volunteering in the community on their first day of Orientation.
Dozens of seniors took one of their last free days as undergraduates to give back to the community they have called home for the past four years.
“Since ‘Hands for Change’ I’ve volunteered at several places — Bethany Homes, Great Plains Food Bank and as a tutor at the Fargo-Moorhead Sudanese program,” says Jonah Pearson ’14, Park Rapids, Minn. “I’ll definitely continue volunteering. I plan to spend a year before medical school with AmeriCorps or some other volunteer organization.”
Pearson and his classmates spent the morning restocking supplies in the American Red Cross disaster relief vans. Another team of seniors volunteered at Churches United for the Homeless.