October 28, 2003
Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information
Nationally, “Make a Difference Day” was observed Oct. 25, but because Maryville College’s Homecoming interfered with the national celebration, the College’s students decided to sponsor their own “Make a Difference Day” one week later.
Several Maryville College students will be out in the community on Saturday, volunteering at various places and with various causes.
WHO: Maryville College students, accompanied by some faculty and staff members.
WHAT: Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Millions have participated. For more information, visit www.makeadifferenceday.com
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 1. All projects begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon.
CONTACT: For more information on the College’s “Make a Difference Day,” contact Raven McMillian, the Center for Campus Ministry’s Intern for Service and Mission, at 865.981.8297 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.