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Tarleton Round Up hopes to involve 952 volunteers in day of service
Tarleton State University
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 24, 2014
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The student committee for this year’s Tarleton Round Up is thinking big with what they are calling Project 952.
For the 16th annual event on March 22, organizers are hoping to have at least 952 volunteers, consisting of students, faculty, staff and alumni, spread out over the Stephenville community to perform the university’s largest single-day service event of the year.
“The team is working so hard on making sure this year is without a doubt the best we’ve ever had,” said Tarleton Round Up co-coordinator Andy Hatcher. “Not much can be better than getting the opportunity to give back to the community that sacrifices so much for this university.”
The number 952 has significance in Tarleton history and tradition. It is believed that founder John Tarleton walked by foot 952 miles from Tennessee to Texas.
“Tarleton Round Up is the perfect opportunity to display the core value of service,” said Marissa Waldon, another co-coordinator of the event. “I’m looking forward to seeing our student body unite for a common goal of giving back to our community.”
With the expected increase in volunteers, the 22-member student committee is also hoping to increase the number of job sites to 100. Tarleton Round Up is adding a document shredding service and will also be partnering with the Tarleton Environmental Society for a Bosque River clean up project.
This year will also kick off the Tarleton Neighbors Initiative. This program will encourage Tarleton students who live off campus to clean up their residences on March 22 as well in an effort to enhance the university’s image and relationship with the community.
Anyone wishing to submit a job site request can do so by visiting www.tarleton.edu/leadership/roundup. Students needing assistance with the Tarleton Neighbors Initiative can also submit a job site request.
Students interested in volunteering should log on to OrgSync and type “Tarleton Round Up Volunteer Application” into the search bar or call 254-968-9256 for more information.
This year’s Round Up is led by graduate assistant for student engagement Sarah McCann and co-coordinators Hatcher and Waldon. The committee is also comprised of junior Kirbie Anderson; senior Erin Dillingham; freshman Catherine Gorecki; junior Faith Redus; senior Ashley Williams; senior Katy Wood; senior Tiffany Lavy; freshman Katie Lisle; freshman Chandler Stage; freshman Dixie Taylor; sophomore Brittany Benson; junior Jessica Branecky; senior Ahmad Himtal; freshman Brad Rutherford; sophomore Bree Adams; junior Brianna Baker; senior Katie Griffiths; senior Ryan Runnels; and senior Patrick Smith.
Tarleton Round Up is a student-led, student-initiated project held in cooperation with the city of Stephenville and Keep Stephenville Beautiful.
Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System
Contact: Caleb Chapman