Tarleton students lend a helping hand April 2 in 18th annual Round Up

Tarleton Round Up

Tarleton Round Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 31, 2016

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University students, faculty and staff roll up their sleeves this Saturday, April 2, to help local residents with everything from cleaning windows to general lawn and garden work.

The 18th annual student-led, student-initiated project—Tarleton Round Up—kicks off a full week of activities, dubbed Texans Team Up, that support the university’s core value of service and takes place in concert with Keep Stephenville Beautiful.

Last year, nearly 700 students, faculty and staff completed 81 projects. This year, more than 1,500 volunteers will tackle 150 jobs. Round Up also expands outside Stephenville to Tarleton’s outreach locations in Fort Worth, Waco and Midlothian.

Due to its popularity in past years, Round Up again provides recycling and document shredding services to the community. A drop-off point for recyclables as well as household hazardous materials, including paint, batteries, oil, automotive lubricants and garden herbicides and pesticides, will be available on the visitor’s side (Harbin Drive) parking lot of Memorial Stadium.

Volunteers and others interested in Round Up can follow the effort on social media and share stories and photos using #TarletonRoundUp.

Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

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Contacts:
Erin Warner – Student Leadership Program Coordinator
254-968-9256
[email protected]

Lauren Motloch – Applied Learning Experience Graduate Assistant
254-968-1633
[email protected]

Grace Lopez – Round Up Public Relations coordinator
254-968-9256
[email protected]

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.