From a press release:
Brevard College Students Begin School Year Giving Back to Community
Members of Brevard College’s incoming class spent their first Monday on campus giving back to the community that they now call home. Groups of new BC students could be found painting, sprucing up landscaping, polishing antique silver and organizing student supplies at more than a dozen nonprofits around Transylvania County.
The good works were part of Brevard College’s annual Move-A-Mountain Day, a service-focused experience that offers new students – along with faculty, staff and volunteers – a chance to work on projects that directly serve their new community. This year, approximately 300 Brevard College students participated in Move-A-Mountain Day activities.
“’Learn in Order to Serve’ isn’t just our motto – it’s our passion,” said Brevard College’s Director of Community and Volunteer Services Gabrielle Mellendorf. “This year we created new partnerships by volunteering at Brevard High School and the Transylvania County Public Library, while continuing our service work at sites like Silvermont and Rise & Shine. Though the day was long, our students embraced the opportunity to work together and serve this wonderful community they will call home for the next four years.”
Brevard College has a long history of giving back to the community. Last year alone, members of the Brevard College community volunteered more than 10,000 service hours to groups and nonprofits in Transylvania County.