Centre College’s alumni and development office recently held a Centre Service three-day weekend with alumni, both nationally and internationally, hosting service projects during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.
To mark both Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the College’s long-standing commitment to giving back, the service weekend closed out a bicentennial-related giving campaign.
“Centre College alumni, family and friends came together to celebrate the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,” said Anaris Sickles, associate director of alumni & family engagement. “With Centre’s Founders Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day both on Jan. 21, it provided the perfect opportunity for alumni, friends and family to serve their communities. The idea is to invite Centre alumni to live out Centre’s mission of preparing students for lives of learning, leadership and service.”
Throughout the three-day weekend, Centre alumni hosted service projects around the nation, as well as one in South Africa. Alumni and friends were encouraged to find a project location near them and volunteer.
Approximately 75 alumni and friends volunteered at more than 15 sites located in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Bardstown, Kentucky; Chicago, Illinois; Cincinnati, Ohio; Danville, Kentucky; Fayetteville, Arizona; Fort Thomas, Kentucky; Frankfort, Kentucky; Lewiston, Maine; Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and Plumstead, South Africa.
“We are so very thankful and proud of our Centre community and their leadership within their communities,” Sickles said. “Thanks to all the hosts and volunteers that made this happen. This mean a lot to so many, and for that, we are appreciative.”
Header image: Roxanne Lewis ’11, Allison Bryant ’76, Bryce Liebenauer, Brennan Liebenauer, Tammy Liebenauer ’92, Margaux Crider ’18, Jimmy Robinson ’18, Nan Janice, Bob Gates, Nat Colten and Jeri K. Howell ’16 volunteer at the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter in Frankfort, Kentucky.
by Kerry Steinhofer
February 4, 2019