Hinman Service Project

Published 09/01 2014 07:29PM

Updated 09/01 2014 08:28PM

A group of Binghamton University students weren't resting on this Labor Day.

They headed to Chenango Valley State Park for a service project. The students are part of the service learning community at Hinman College. They live in Hughes Hall and have an interest in helping others. Sophomore Lillian Chu and her group were concentrating on an area of plantings near the beach area.

B.U. Sophomore Lillian Chu says, "We're picking up rocks and they're going to move it to another site. After we do finish picking up the rocks, we're going to cut some trees for the trails."

Chu says she's enjoying getting to meet her fellow housing mates. The goal of the service project is to help the students bond and get them to broaden their horizons.

Resident Director Lauren Murphy says, "Having a learning community like this, it helps the students get to know each other on another level other than just where they're living. It helps connect them through a common interest. But, we're also hoping to get the students to think beyond doing service work because it feels good and think of the larger nature of service."

About forty students took part in today's service project.

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