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Stephens students observe 9/11 Day of Service

September 11, 2013

9-11_service9-11_service2Stephens College students today vowed to spread kindness, be more positive and donate time and money to charities.

It was part of the campus’s participation in the national 9/11 Day, a non-profit movement aimed to pay tribute to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Stephens’ Staff Advisory Council, Student Government Association, Campus Life Unleashed and Leadership and Programming Office teamed up to observe the day locally by promoting service.

“It’s a way to turn Sept. 11 into something positive,” said Sandie Heckman, an accounting assistant and member of SAC.

Observing the day also helps college students remember the day, even though many were in their early teenage years when the attacks occurred.

Stephens pledges were posted onto a  “Wall of Remembrance for 9/11” inside Stamper Commons.

By mid-day, one wall near the campus bookstore was nearly filled with brick-like stacks of student pledges, some of which outlined specific goals. "I pledge…To call my mom," one student wrote, "and tell her I love you!"

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