The Hilltop News Launches “Spring into Service”

By Emily Webb

 

Editor-in-Chief, ’17, English

unnamed (2)One of LaGrange College’s pillars is service, and the college is quick to promote service projects with Service Saturdays, the creation of the Servant Scholars, and service trips during Jan Term. But what does service really mean?  Is it volunteer work?  Is it helping someone else?  Service is a broad term, and it has different definitions and can be experienced in many ways. Continue reading “The Hilltop News Launches “Spring into Service””

Teaching, Serving, Living: Unforgettable Experiences in Africa

by Danielle Newbern

Contributing Writer, ‘15, Mathematics

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a month and a half in the southern region of Africa, specifically Zambia andIMG_1113 Zimbabwe. I left for Livingstone, Zambia on May 28th, full of excitement for what was to come my way. I finally arrived on May 30th via three long international flights. Continue reading “Teaching, Serving, Living: Unforgettable Experiences in Africa”

Our Daily Bread Enjoys Record-Shattering Summer

by Chandelle Ulmer

Contributing Writer, ’16, Exercise Science

photo 2At Our Daily Bread, the soup kitchen run by LaGrange College students, giving back is the routine. The spirit of servant leadership has increased greatly with our recent expansion this past summer.

For the past two months, I have helped lead Our Daily Bread, located in the Broad Street Church of Christ. Every week, volunteers plan the week’s meal, shop for food, set up the kitchen, prepare the meal, and clean up afterwards. Continue reading “Our Daily Bread Enjoys Record-Shattering Summer”

Circles of Troup: Service Starts With Relationships

by Alex Blount

Staff Writer, ‘14, Religion Major

“What is this new service program they’re advertising?” I asked myself when I first discovered the Servant Scholar program. Upon finding out more about the program and its requirements, I knew I didn’t want to commit to eighteen hours of classes over two years on top of my preexisting major and minor.
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The more I thought about it, however, the more I wanted to apply. Now, a year and a half later, having gone through the application process, deciding on a service site, partaking in the classes, and, most importantly, getting to be a part of Circles of Troup County (my service site), I could not be more excited about changing my mind and applying. Continue reading “Circles of Troup: Service Starts With Relationships”