8/29/2011 - Judson Students Take To The Streets For 'Marion Matters'
by Michael J. Brooks
Judson College students participated in their seventh annual "Marion Matters" on Aug. 26, a community-wide service blitz that culminated the college's Welcome Week for its 174th academic session.
“The main purpose of Marion Matters is to encourage the new students to get involved in the community and to set the tone for service-learning," said Susan Jones, Judson's director of faith-based service and learning.
Jones said the incoming freshmen get a new interaction that they don’t get inside a classroom, and the community is helped.
“It was a meaningful experience for our students, which is exciting to me," Jones said.
"It’s a great start-of-the-year for the office of faith-based service and learning. It was also really great to see how excited the students were."
Twenty-three teams of students traveled throughout the area for three hours of volunteer work.
Photo: A group of Judson students join president Dr. David Potts for service project at that Provewell Baptist Church in Sprott. Photo by Bill Mathews
Judson president Dr. David Potts thanked the students for their work at the wrap-up session at the Marion Depot.
"You've touched the lives of a lot of people," he said.
"I commend you young people for giving your time today," Potts said. "This is what Jesus meant in Matthew 25 when he talked about ministering to others in his name."