Baylor To Host Community Service Summit March 22

March 5, 2004

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will host a summit on community service from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, March 22, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center. The summit will feature community leaders from the educational and nonprofit sectors and representatives of Baylor, McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College.

"The summit is designed to better inform college students of needs within the Waco community, introduce community leaders to the student groups available for service, and encourage development of a more structured, consistent relationship between these student and community organizations devoted to addressing the long-term needs of the city," said Matt Langston, vice president of the Baylor 2012 Student Development Council and primary organizer of the event.

The forum will be divided into the following panel discussions:

8:30-9:15 a.m. "Improving Literacy"

9:15-10 a.m. "Expanding Homeownership"

10:15-11 a.m. "Alleviating Poverty"

11-11:45 a.m. University panel comprised of student and staff representatives from Baylor, MCC and TSTC

11:45 a.m. Closing remarks by Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.

"A broad cross section of student organizations and community leaders will be participating in the forum," said Tommye Lou Davis, special assistant to the president at Baylor. "This meeting will be the beginning of a sustained effort to better coordinate students who want to serve with community leaders who need their help."

For more information, contact Davis at 710-3555; Kim Patterson, McLennan Community College, at 299-8640 or mobile 717-8919; or Eliska Beaty, Texas State Technical College, at 867-3049.

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