Incoming Converse Freshmen Participate in Award-Winning Summer SERVE Program

Photo by Gerry Pate of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Summer SERVE participants Sarah Walters of Richmond, VA. (left) and Mindy Prince of Erwin, NC help a 5-year-old enjoy a horseback ride through a program called HALTER (Handicapped Athletes Learning to Enjoy Riding).

From July 9-11, 27 incoming Converse College freshmen from throughout the Southeast participated in Summer SERVE, an award-winning service learning program that encourages community service throughout Spartanburg County.

Students from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, and Florida spent three days of their summer living in Converse residence halls and working in small groups serving the Spartanburg community in a variety of forms.

In 2002, Summer SERVE was named by the South Carolina College Personnel as Outstanding Program. To receive the award, programs are judged based on creativity, achievement, and overall program design and merit.

On July 28, 30 incoming freshmen will arrive in Spartanburg to take part in the second session of Summer SERVE.

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