By Derek Byrne, Texas A&M University New Student & Family Programs
Before fall semester classes began, Texas A&M’s newest Aggies completed their first service project for the Bryan-College Station community by donating thousands of dollars to the Brazos Valley Food Bank. Incoming students in the Class of 2021 donated more than $9,000 in funds collected throughout the summer.
The Aggie Orientation Leader Program invited students and their family members to donate to the food bank during the New Student Conference, a mandatory orientation program for all incoming students. Each year, student orientation leaders develop a service component for the program by partnering with a local nonprofit organization. Jasmine Zenn, a member of the class of 2019, served as the organization’s finance director and led the effort to partner with the Brazos Valley Food Bank.
“We value the chance to emphasize service during the New Student Conference, a time when many…
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