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Rivier University Holds Annual Day of Service in Greater Nashua

Rivier’s sixth annual First-Year Student Day of Service contributed hundreds of service hours to Greater Nashua non-profit organizations on Saturday, April 14.

More than 250 Rivier first-year students, upper-class peer mentors, and supporting staff members participated in the event. Community service hours supported area agencies serving the needs of at-risk populations.

Students volunteered their time and talents at Anne-Marie House, Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, Girls Inc. of Greater Nashua, Harbor Homes, the Hunt Community, PLUS Company, Nashua Parks and Recreation, Nashua Police Athletics League, Salvation Army, Nashua Senior Center, and the YMCA.

Rivier University’s Biology Club held its 14th annual Earth Day Charitable Road Race/Walk on Sunday, April 15, with proceeds benefiting Beaver Brook Association in Hollis and the enhancement of wildlife habitats on the Rivier University campus. Students set up the 5K race route, welcomed and registered participants, and directed racers as they navigated the course through the streets of Nashua.

As a prelude to the Day of Service, on April 7 more than 30 student volunteers represented the University at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter 5k/10k Road Race, one of their biggest fundraisers.

The First-Year Student Day of Service is a component of the University’s Student Success: Campus to Community program. This year-long course helps students strengthen their academic skills and promotes cultural awareness, commitment to service, and vocational discernment.