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Bush School Students Give Back to Community in 2018 Big Event

April 10, 2018

bush School students standing behind a fire pit

Bush School students built a fire pit during Big Event

Students from the Bush School worked at seven different job sites during this year’s annual Texas A&M University Big Event. The teams worked on a variety of projects, including spreading mulch, helping clean out a garage, and building a fire pit.

One of the Bush School volunteers, Alexander Ducoffe, said “I think it says a lot about the School when so many students eagerly offer their services to the community each year. At the height of the semester when there’s so much schoolwork to be done, we still had a significant number of students out at work, bright and early on a Saturday morning.”

Each year since 1982, students from Texas A&M University participate in The Big Event. Designed as a day to give back and say “thank you” to the Bryan-College Station community, students organize themselves in teams and tackle projects around the two towns. The Big Event is the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation. With the Bush School’s emphasis on public service, it serves as a prime opportunity to give back at the community level.

students standing in the woods in a line, holding shovels

 

“Direct action like we saw on Saturday and being a part of the greater Texas A&M-wide group of over 20,000 students who participated in the Big Event was a great way to combine efforts and see the amount of change a group can have in just one day of service,” Ducoffe said.

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