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STU Center for Community Engagement organizes volunteer opportunities for Bobcats

By April 30, 2020STU News

STU Bobcats are all about giving back and helping the community.

This STU’s Center for Community Engagement is organizing volunteer opportunities for STU faculty staff, and students to volunteer in food distribution sites for families affected by COVID-19.

This is part of the Center’s #SafeServiceFridays and is open to any member of the Bobcat community interested in helping.

On Friday, April 24, Coaches D.P. Harris and Sean Kett from Men’s Basketball and Rebecca Devereaux from STU’s Center for Community Engagement assembled 71 boxes of food for senior citizens in need at Feeding South Florida.

On Monday, April 27, more than 8 members of STU’s Athletic Department volunteered in a food distribution City of Miami Gardens.

“Always feels good to give back to the community and those in need. You get to help and aid our community during a time of crisis,” said Michelle Murch, Manager of Digital Media and Game Operations in the STU Athletics Department.

St. Thomas University’s Center for Community Engagement seeks to create opportunities for St. Thomas students to experience learning outside the classroom, working on real-world problems with community partners.  Faculty and community partners work together to develop course-specific activities that serve to benefit both the students and the partner/community stakeholders.  These activities, engagements, or immersion experiences can be curricular (class-required activity, research, or internship), co-curricular (service learning), or community work-study.

Students, faculty and staff who are interested should email Dr. Devereaux at or to reserve a spot on the Friday of your choice.  (Fridays, 8:30am-10:30am, Pembroke Pines facility.  Gloves and water provided; volunteers must bring their own masks.)

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