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Briar Cliff freshmen volunteer before spring classes start

A Briar Cliff freshmen packs a box full of dry goods for the food bank.
A Briar Cliff freshmen packs a box full of dry goods for the food bank.(KTIV)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 11:28 AM CST
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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - Freshmen at Briar Cliff University started their spring semester early by volunteering Wednesday.

The students returned to campus a week early as part of one of their classes to focus on service. In a press release, the university said students will, “discuss the root of the Franciscan tradition of service for their CORE 101 class. They also have the opportunity to reflect on their passions and evaluate what their goals are for their education.”

Wednesday, the students worked at the Food Bank of Siouxland. There they packaged boxes with dry goods, like cereal and crackers for the food bank.

One student said Briar Cliff students are required to volunteer 80 hours before graduation, but it’s about being involved.

“This is my fourth time volunteering here in the community. The first time volunteering here though. Volunteering in the community just like helps you become more involved helps you make connections that you could use in the future, and it allows you to get to know more people as well,” said freshman Megan Lamparek.

Thursday, the freshmen are volunteering at the Sioux City Animal Adoption and Rescue.

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