Annual Tarleton Round-Up assists more than 60 area residents
Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Several hundred Tarleton State University volunteers, mostly students, rolled up their sleeves and said “thanks” to the Stephenville community by performing all sorts of odd jobs on April 6.
It was all part of the 15th annual Tarleton Round-Up, a day of service when volunteers went out into the community to assist the elderly, homebound individuals and others who simply needed a hand with common household chores and yard work.
Coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, this year’s event attracted nearly 600 volunteers who were recruited from Tarleton’s student body, faculty and staff. Combined, the volunteers, many of who were representing a student organization, were able to provide assistance to 63 Stephenville residents.
This year’s Round-Up also provided assistance to the Stephenville Museum, Cross Timbers Pregnancy Center and the Foster’s Home for Children.
Among the organizations represented in this year’s Tarleton Round-Up were: Delta Zeta, Phi Mu, Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Farmhouse, Delta Chi, Plowboys, Freshman Representative Council, Student Government Association, Texans for Christ, Cowboy Church of Erath County, Tarleton Economics Society, Horticulture Club, Tarleton Men’s Society, Tarleton football team, Sports Medicine, Collegiate FFA, Alpha Phi Omega, Sigma Alpha, Kappa Delta Chi, Tarleton Multicultural Ambassadors, Lambda Theta Sigma and Minority Student Leaders.
Staff volunteers included Tarleton Business Services and research associate, Leah Brown, from the TIAER department; Tye Minckler, Tarleton’s vice president for finance and administration; and President F. Dominic Dottavio and wife Dr. Lisette Dottavio, who worked alongside students as volunteers. Vice President of Student Life Rusty Jergins also accompanied a group of student volunteers to a local job site where they provided their assistance to an elderly resident. Also assisting in the volunteer efforts were director of Student Leadership Programs Darrell Brown and Dr. Ashley Tull, assistant vice president for Student Life Studies.
“This year’s Round-Up was a success,” said event coordinator Lorie Holman. “We are pleased with the number of residents we were able to reach out to, as well as, the number of students who grasped the opportunity to engage in a student leadership opportunity. We were also very fortunate to have local businesses sponsor us in our efforts. We would like to thank all of them for their contributions as we would not have been able to provide our students with this opportunity without them.”
Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System
Contact: Kurt Mogonye