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UT Tyler University Staff Advisory Council Pursues New Community Service Endeavor

July 16, 2007

The University of Texas at Tyler University Staff Advisory Council will begin its first community service project venture this summer, UT Tyler President Rodney Mabry, announced.


“We have chosen Habitat for Humanity of Smith County as a worthwhile endeavor,” said USAC chairperson Jan Harp. “We are spear-heading a local community service project that we believe everyone can participate in. It’s a chance to help deserving people help themselves.”


The council invites all UT Tyler faculty, staff and students to volunteer. Commitment will take only four to six hours one Saturday. The first designated work day for a UT Tyler team will be Saturday, Aug. 4.


“We would like to organize several teams of approximately 10 to 15 people each. Whatever your level of skill, we can use you,” Harp said.


The USAC, an official body of UT Tyler, was formed by Dr. Mabry to further the fulfillment of UT Tyler’s mission and to assist the President with concerns and special interest needs for the benefit of the University as a whole.


Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, a Christian housing ministry, is one of the 1,675 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. Its mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable homes to low-income families.


To volunteer or for additional information, contact Harp, 903.566.7342 or JHarp@uttyler.edu.


For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Smith County, visit www.smithcountyhabitat.org.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of nearly 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.



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