What does shoveling wet sand deposited by Hurricane Ike teach? The same thing as gathering donations for families in Crete who need a hand up. Compassion. Service. Leadership.
Doane believes that “to lead is to serve” and students log hundreds of community service hours each year.
Students learn the importance of serving many communities, including where they live and work, through service and social justice activities.
One day that meant students spent Spring Break cleaning Galveston Island State Park after Hurricane Ike deposited 40-inches of water (and a lot of sand) in unwanted places.
On other days, community service means a service learning opportunity in class or a few blocks from campus.