JENNIE CARTER DAY OF SERVICE OBSERVED OCT. 9

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JENNIE CARTER DAY OF SERVICE OBSERVED OCT. 9

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Posted on October 8, 2014

Jennie Carter Day of Service
Oct. 9, 2014
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Lobby areas, Keystone and Eberly halls
5-6 p.m. — Carter Hall Multipurpose Room

Just 16 years after the Civil War ended, in 1881, Elizabeth “Jennie” Adams Carter became the first African-American to graduate from the South Western State Normal School, now known as California University of Pennsylvania.

She went on to become a noted speaker and educator. And since 2009, Cal U has remembered Jennie Carter each year by observing Jennie Carter Day on Oct. 9, the date of her birth.

This year, Cal U will mark the Jennie Carter Day of Service by creating inspirational bracelets and donating them to the western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.

Students, faculty and staff may participate, along with representatives from Delta Chi Fraternity, the Black Student Union, Multicultural Student Programs and the Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning.

Bracelet materials will be available from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the lobby areas of Keystone and Eberly halls, and from 5-6 p.m. in the Carter Hall Multipurpose Room. 

Questions?

Contact the Center for Volunteer Programs and Service Learning at 724-938-4793.