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NKU Day of Service at Matthew 25: Ministries, Campbell Fairgrounds, wrap up Victorfest events

Northern Kentucky University capped off the first week of classes with the Victorfest day of service.

NKU student serving at Matthew 25: Ministries

The volunteer event culminated Victorfest, NKU’s tradition to welcomes students back to campus.

The Office of Student Engagement hosted its monthly “Service on Saturday” event on August 24. More than 110 students, faculty and staff devoted part of their Saturday to volunteering in the community.

Some students spent the morning cleaning with Matthew 25: Ministries, while others helped at the Campbell County Fairgrounds. Everyone who came out devoted at least three hours volunteering, totaling over 330 hours of service.

“Seeing the local impact our volunteers make, even in just a few hours, is amazing. Community engagement and service are integral components of the undergraduate experience at NKU,” said Tiffany Mayse, director of Student Engagement at NKU. “We hope to help students identify causes that matter to them, so they will continue to give back throughout college and after graduation.”

NKU’s Office of Student Engagement has hosted “Service on Saturday” events since 2002. Last year, students logged nearly 25,000 volunteer hours. Many of the service days are coordinated with holidays and campus events, like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and NKU’s Homecoming.

For more on the university’s upcoming “Service on Saturday” events, visit NKU’s Community Service webpage.

Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus.

For more information, visit nku.edu.

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