Scot Service

Lynette Mattson '08 spruces up the pavilion at Christmas Run Park in Wooster during Scots in Service 2014. 

 

More than 400 Scots turn out to give back

Scots in Service celebrates its 14th year

13 October, 2014 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – More than 400 Wooster alumni, parents, and friends turned out on Saturday to give a morning of community service in 21 cities across the country. Partnering with 26 local agencies from New York to Denver to San Jose, they planted trees, spruced up schools, and fed the hungry.

"I look forward to participating every year because it helps me feel connected to Wooster and my fellow alumni," said Ann Schmitz Fisher '93, who has organized the Detroit event for the past seven years. "I know that the education I received at Wooster opened many doors for me, so participating in Scots in Service is a wonderful way for me to express my gratitude."

"Community service is a big part of Wooster's culture and we attract students who are committed to service," said Sharon Rice '90, interim director of alumni relations. "That commitment doesn't end on graduation day."

Since the first Scots in Service day in 2001, more than 8,800 Wooster alumni have served 160 different organizations.

The College of Wooster is America's premier college for mentored undergraduate research. By working one-on-one with a faculty adviser to conceive, organize, and complete an original research project, written work, performance or art exhibit, every Wooster student develops independent judgment, analytical ability, creativity, project-management and time-management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills. Founded in 1866, the college enrolls approximately 2,000 students.