|Greek organizations continue strong tradition of service
RELEASED: July 8, 2004
DANVILLE, KYCentre College Greek organizations have completed another impressive year of community service.
Centre's Greek system, which consists of five fraternities and four sororities, raised more than $34,000 and logged nearly 6,000 hours of service.
"Service is one of the foundational principles of the Greek chapters here at Centre," said Patrick Noltemeyer, director of Greek life. "Their activities not only serve a larger good but also help to strengthen the bond between the members and the other chapters around the country."
Fraternity and sorority members' service activities benefit philanthropic organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children's Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and the Boyle County Humane Society.
According to Noltemeyer, the tradition of service through Greek organizations is meant to cultivate a lifelong commitment to serving others that extends beyond the students' experiences at Centre.
"Our Greek students learn about and experiment with community service here, and for many of them, it stirs a passion that lasts a lifetime," Noltemeyer says.
In addition, both Greek and independent Centre students participate in service through Centre Action Reaches Everyone (CARE), the College's campus-wide service organization.
"Service is a great way for us to spend time together while helping the community and improving an area in Boyle County," says junior Kate Young of Shelbyville, Ky.
For more information on service at Centre, contact Trina McFarland at (859) 238-5479 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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