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MEDIA CONTACT: Dawn Howard
561-297-0910, dhowar10@fau.edu

FAU Volunteers Participate in ‘Day of Service’

BOCA RATON, FL (October 31, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Weppner Center for Civic Engagement, Alumni Association and Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement hosted an FAU Day of Service volunteer event on Saturday, October 20. More than 75 FAU students, staff and alumni participated in the event.

The FAU community is always willing to assist nearby organizations and communities in need,” said Nori Carter, director of FAU’s Weppner Center. “Our students, faculty and staff are very generous with their time, and decided that serving the local community would be a great way to start a week filled with homecoming activities.”

Local charitable organizations that benefited from the FAU Day of Service volunteer event include the Homeless Coalition, Quantum House, Habitat for Humanity, Tomorrow’s Rainbow, and Horses and the Handicapped. The event was the official kick-off event for the start of FAU’s homecoming week. 

Volunteer efforts included cooking and providing meals for children receiving medical treatment, home building and repairs, and horse barn maintenance.

For more information about the FAU Day of Service, contact Nori Carter at 561-297-3607 or ncarte@fau.edu.

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Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.

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