Nursing students repaint Recovery Center

University of South Carolina Beaufort Nursing students and faculty spent their Saturday morning repainting the inside of The Recovery Center, an outpatient day treatment facility in Beaufort.
According to Joy Lauerer, USCB nursing instructor, “Whenever we had evaluations based on our nursing students’ experience assisting in the Recovery Center, one comment in particular became common place- the décor needed updating. It was clear this was a project we could undertake as a cohort that would benefit everyone. ”
As a result, the nursing program solicited paint and material donations from Lowes and Home Depot, as well as a flooring donation from Gilman Floors in Bluffton.  Properly equipped with what they needed, nursing students and faculty painted the once pink interior, to that of a coastal blue. Nursing student Kathryn Byrd commented,  “The center is now much brighter and pleasant.”
USCB nursing students are looking forward to various community service projects throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

Service Saturdays start

University of South Carolina Beaufort students began the new academic year by donating their time and muscle power to reorganizing Habitat for Humanity’s Restore, a consignment shop that puts 92 cents out of every dollar toward materials used to build Habitat for Humanity homes.
USCB Students removed more than 20 broken doors from the premise, unpacked several U-Haul trucks of donated household items, and loaded up goods that were recently purchased.
According to student Raechel Blakeney, “Saturday was a great experience because it gave me the opportunity to help people and meet some of the incoming freshmen. I can’t wait for the next Service Saturday.”
USCB students plan on working with various organizations, every other Saturday, for the remainder of the school year.
For more information on USCB’s Service Saturdays, please contact Elizabeth Burns, Civic Engagement Coordinator at 208-8362.

New rec and fitness program coordinator
The University of South Carolina Beaufort welcomes Lindsey Nelson Logue as the new program coordinator for Recreation and Fitness.  She recently graduated from Radford University, earning a Master of Science in School Counseling and gaining experience as a graduate assistant in their athletic department.
During her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech, she served as the women’s basketball manager for four years while working towards her Bachelor of Science in Human Development
According to Logue, “I am so excited to join the fun and exciting team at USCB; I absolutely love the campus and the Lowcountry environment.”
The Office of Student Life implements and provides support for a wide range of co-curricular activities and programs for the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) student body.

Women’s soccer team paints OLLI storefront
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Women’s Soccer team came together in support of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USCB, which is devoted to providing quality, not-for-credit, educational opportunities and experiences to the citizens of the Lowcountry.  The Lady Sand Sharks shared their community service spirit by re-painting OLLI’s storefront location in the Pineland Station shopping center which provides exposure to USCB’s numerous OLLI and community outreach activities to people who are shopping or dining in the mall.
This was a win-win for both the players and OLLI.  According to team forward, Chelsie Mummert, “This was a great team building experience and it gave us a chance to reinforce our team goal of being active community members, on and off of the field.  OLLI Director, Andrea Sisino, added, “ What a fine group of women student athletes. The money OLLI donated for this project will go towards their pink team jerseys that are being designed to recognize breast cancer and ultimately raise money for a local breast cancer cause.”

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