Brevard College received a grant from the Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA) to support community service activities during freshman orientation week.
Property Owners of the WCMA raise funds to support the community through member dues, donations, and an annual “Weekend of Giving.” Since its inception in 2007, WCMA has awarded over 345 grants, totaling more than $1.6 million, to a diverse range of charitable and educational organizations in Western North Carolina.
Brevard College’s motto “Learn in order to serve” stands as a core aspect of the experiential learning model and a key area supported by the WCMA. For the last several years, each graduating class has contributed over 10,000 hours of service to community organizations. Many programs across Brevard College campus incorporate service in their curriculum. New students begin their collegiate service hours during the College Readiness and Experiential Education Kick-off Week, or C.R.E.E.K Week. Over 200 students in the entering class, accompanied by faculty and staff, contribute an entire day of their first weekend on campus to volunteer activities with local organizations.
“This partnership with the WCMA will have an impact not only on our students but on the entire community,” said Dr. Debora D’Anna, Vice-President for Student Success and Dean for Students. “Grant recipients will be able to go into the community to provide assistance alongside many of the local non-profits, which gives our students the opportunity to build bonds with each other and with our community.”
The next C.R.E.E.K. Week is scheduled on Saturday, August 22. If any community organizations in the area would be interested in participating, please contact Beth Abrams at firstname.lastname@example.org.Photo cutline: Brevard College students volunteer for Habitat For Humanity
Brevard College is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges. The College’s focus on experiential learning, small class sizes, and location in the mountains of Western North Carolina near Asheville make Brevard a top choice college for students around the world.