Thursday, March 22, 2012

We're here to help

In case you didn’t know, we had a group of UIS students that spent their spring break volunteering in New Orleans, a city that is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Gustav. They focused their efforts on rebuilding a home in a New Orleans neighborhood where residents are still suffering the after-effects of the hurricanes. If you haven’t seen the video that UIS student volunteer Paige Heiser helped put together, you should. Just click here. I know we have many UIS students, faculty and staff that do more than their part in Springfield and other communities as volunteers or mentors - who really bring to life our mission "to serve local, regional, state, and international communities;" I can’t say enough of how proud I am of all of you.