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UA Honors College Hosts Afternoon of Service in Perry County

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — As part of its 57 Miles program, The University of Alabama Honors College will be working in partnership with Perry County to host its fall Afternoon of Service from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Marion.

The Afternoon of Service, which will be held in cooperation with the UA Honors Year One program, will feature some 60 UA students, including Honors College interns and volunteer student leaders. They will perform a variety projects in Marion, including pressure washing and scrubbing sidewalks around the historic downtown courthouse square, cleaning windows on the UA storefront and other downtown businesses and painting and landscaping at Francis Marion High School. The day will conclude with a cookout.

The Perry County partnership program, titled 57 Miles, connects students and community members. Advancing The University of Alabama Honors College’s vision to provide a holistic experience for students through multiple points of engagement, 57 Miles invites students to explore a new culture and to learn about challenge and opportunity.

The University of Alabama Honors College provides an environment where exceptional students can thrive. It supports a culture of community and collaboration. In turn its  students achieve a world-class education based on these four pillars: innovative scholarship, advanced research, cultural interaction and civic engagement. The University of Alabama Honors College values academic achievement and service-based leadership.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.