McMurry Helps Abilene and Other Communities during Fourth Annual McMurry Serves Event

  Gary Ellison
  Friday, February 9, 2018 10:26 AM
  Archives 2017 - 2018

Abilene, TX

More than 390 McMurry University alumni, students, family and friends are gathering in groups on Saturday, February 10, for the fourth annual McMurry Serves event. McMurry Serves is a community service initiative that embodies the Servant Leadership spirit at McMurry.

In Abilene, McMurry alumni will be working on volunteer projects at Red Bud Park, Lake Kirby Park, Nelson Park, Will Hair Park, The Palm House, First United Methodist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Aldersgate United Methodist Church and Global Samaritan Resources.

In addition, McMurry alumni from across Texas and the nation will also be participating. Groups for this year include Albuquerque, Amarillo, Artesia, Atlanta, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Irving, Lubbock, Odessa, Oklahoma City, Plano, San Antonio, and Washington, D.C.

"The growth of our McMurry Serves event is a bit overwhelming," says Suzann Couts, McMurry’s director for alumni relations and architect of the initiative. "I knew once I arrived at McMurry that this type of nation-wide, one-day, community service event would be a great fit for our alumni, students, and the entire McMurry Community. But the continued increase we’ve experienced in alumni and student participation, along with the growing number of local and regional sites, is outstanding. We had 13 projects for our first year in 2015, and this year we have 23! McMurry is impacting Abilene and communities around the state and the nation, and we look forward to continuing this tradition, and increasing our impact, in the future!"

“Service is an integral part of the McMurry mission and McMurry Serves shows that our current students and our graduates continue to serve their communities as servant leaders throughout their lifetime,” said McMurry University President Dr. Sandra S. Harper.

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