Muskingum University alumni joined faculty, staff, and students in a Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16, 2023.
Alumni Council President Dave Cepek ’93 involved alumni in the initiative, marking the first time they have joined campus community members for a Day of Service.
The entire group of volunteers gathered in The Bait Shop to receive their team assignments and came together again for reflection on their return to campus. The teams were part of the National Day of Service, a nationwide initiative focusing on local impact in honor of Dr. King’s legacy of justice and community development.
Muskies contributed their efforts, energy, and enthusiasm to a variety of regional community organizations, including:
- Breaking Free Therapeutic Riding Center in Norwich.
- Children’s Hunger Alliance, where Muskies packed 3,000 meals for hungry children in Ohio.
- Grace Pantry, which helps fight hunger in the Cambridge area.
- Muskingum County Animal Shelter.
- Muskingum County Literacy Council.
- NCAARD (New Concord Arts and Recreation District), where Muskies helped prepare for the upcoming New Concord in Bloom art display by elementary school students.
- The Carr Center, which serves children and adults living with disabilities in Muskingum County.
- The Samaritan Center, which serves homeless individuals in the Cambridge area.
- TruLight Ministries, which serves homeless individuals in the Zanesville area.
Student volunteers received a Muskingum winter hat with the inspiring Dr. King quote “The time is always right to do what is right."