GW School of Business students have a passion for changing the world, one community at a time. This was evident when students, faculty, staff and their families donated their time on Aug. 28 to clean up Marvin Gaye Park in Washington, D.C. As part of the MBA Community Day event, volunteers donned boots and gloves, wielded power tools and broke a sweat to create open space and nature paths for park goers to enjoy.
Sixty-three students, joined by Associate Dean for Graduate Programs Murat Tarimcilar, cleared brush, picked up trash, trimmed trees and removed stumps to help restore the park to its natural beauty. The event was held in conjunction with the nonprofit Washington Parks and People Park Clean-Up.
“It is truly inspiring to see staff and students come together outside the classroom to support their community,” said Sarah Diamond, academic program coordinator. “This event is just a sample of what is to come.”
Last year, first lady Michelle Obama’s community service challenge kicked off an effort that saw GW with completing a total of 163,980 hours, 63,980 more than the challenge required. This first GWSB MBA Community Day represents the GWSB’s ongoing commitment to community service and will be followed by other events this year.
Posted by gwsb on September 8, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.