First-year students participating in “Service Plunge” Oct. 5-8
The Office of Community Service’s “Service Plunge” provides first-year students with the opportunity to create lasting bonds throughout their college career by participating in service projects, team-building experiences and leadership development activities.
As a highlight of their yearlong commitment, the 30 students participating in this year’s Service Plunge are spending Columbus Day weekend off campus. Although the local Girl Scout camp will serve as their home base, the students will participate in a wide range of service activities at sites such as the Aquidneck Land Trust, Mumford Manor, the James L. Maher Center, the Salvation Army and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Service Plunge participants are assigned to one of six upperclassmen facilitators who are serving as their mentor throughout their first year. This year’s facilitators are:
- Keri Darcy ’15
- Shannon Finnell ’14
- Kimberly Kleszczynski ’15
- Cody Medina ’15
- Morgan Rayner ’15
- Albert Vuoso ’15
The Service Plunge began with a one-month “Get to Know Newport” experience, which included one service or social activity each week. Following this weekend’s experience, facilitators will continue to organize monthly service and bonding opportunities.