Largest group of students ever scatter throughout Nashville on annual Service Day

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On Wednesday, April 13, instead of studying in classes, 850 students, faculty and staff scattered to 50 nonprofits in Nashville to serve the community. The largest group of students ever participated in the 2011 Service Day, providing 2,550 hours of volunteer service to the community.
Every year in the spring, Lipscomb University cancels afternoon classes so students can participate in Service Day. From sorting food to doing yard work, from painting to clerical work, groups of Lipscomb students travel all over town to make a difference in the community.
Among the locations students served in 2011 were local public schools, Second Harvest Food Bank, the American Red Cross, local churches, the Nashville Rescue Mission, the Nashville Zoo and Radnor Lake State Natural Area.
Service Day is one of numerous coordinated volunteer opportunities that students are encouraged to participate in throughout the school year.
Lipscomb’s commitment to service has been recognized nationally by the U.S. News & World Report’s best colleges guide, by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and by Washington Monthly magazine’s list of the top universities in the nation in giving back to its community.
Whitney Piper of Kingston, Tenn., (foreground), and Brittany Latimer, of Charlotte, N.C., (background) both pharmacy students, help clean toys at the Monroe Carrell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Tyler Lallathin (right), of Cincinatti, Ohio; Justin Perking (middle), of Hendersonville, Tenn; and Kimberlyn Frensley (left), of Goodlettsville, Tenn., pack toiletry kits at the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Ryan Foley, of Nashville, helps assemble family comfort kits at the American Red Cross.

Students Orion Palmer, of Oklahoma (left), Hunter Patterson, of Waverly, Tenn. (middle), and Blake McClard, of Greenbrier, Tenn. (right), help pack towels at the American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge, a residential center for cancer patients receiving treatment in Nashville. 
Gena Henderson, of Murfreesboro, Tenn. (left), and Ashley Hauser, of Brentwood, Tenn. (right), plays with the children who come to the Youth Encouragement Center’s McIver Street Center in Woodbine.
Aaron Thomas, of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Ezra Morris, of LaVergne, Tenn., help organize the Nashville Rescue Mission warehouse.

Sarah Bailey, of Pennsylvania (right), Brittney Walls, of Florida (middle), and Jamie Good, of Ohio (left), sort clothes in the Nashville Rescue Mission warehouse.

Maggie Hueneke, of Nashville (above), and Emily Lemmons, of Fort Worth, Texas (below), paint the stair rail outside Daystar Ministries, a Christian family counseling service.