Eight Olivet College students and two staff members will travel to Deer Lodge, Tenn. April 9-10 for a weekend service trip. The students will work with the Morgan-Scott Project, an organization that develops activities, provides training, offers assistance, and gives support to help break the cycle of poverty in Morgan and Scott counties of Tennessee.
Students will spend the day serving food to community members who visit the Morgan-Scott Project. They will also work on assembling and distributing do-it-yourself vegetable gardens that community members can take home and plant.
The excursion is led by Mike Fales, director of service learning and campus ministries at Olivet College, and Carrie Jacob, community service coordinator. Students attending the trip include: Charlie Adams, a senior from Madison Heights; TaVonte Bezue, a sophomore from Southfield; Edward Cullip, a junior from Howell; Demar Drayton, a senior from Muskegon; Rachel Joseph, a sophomore from Chesterfield; Heather Kennedy, a junior from Woodland; Megan Smith, a senior from Olivet; and Emily Tierney, a senior from Marshall.