NMU Center for Student Enrichment sponsors community service projects on MLK Day

MARQUETTE — As part of Northern Michigan University’s MLK Day events, the Center for Student Enrichment sponsored a number of service projects Monday afternoon.

Students gathered at the Lodge on campus at 2:00 to put their skills and talents to use in an effort to help others in the community. Some students made dog toys to be donated to the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter; some made mittens, hats, and scarves for the Women’s Center; and others made cards to be sent to the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans.

Volunteer Center Coordinator Hanna Anderson says that these service projects are NMU’S way of giving back to the community.

“Northern Michigan University is very closely tied with the Marquette Community in general,” said Anderson. “And it’s a good thing that they give so much to us and there’s something that we can give back to them.”

Students with the NMU Food Pantry and the Student Leader Fellowship Program also held a training session for students looking to volunteer at the Food Pantry.