Community Service and Service Learning
The Capstone Scholars Program has a variety of community partnerships to include: Hand Middle School mentoring, St. Lawrence Place, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Harvest Hope Food Bank.
Throughout the school year, Capstone Scholars are also encouraged to participate in University-wide Service Saturdays, as well as Capstone Scholar specific Service Fridays! Furthermore, a variety of community service opportunties are created throughout the year by Capstone Scholars.
The following is a transcript for a letter received from the Dorn Veterans Affairs Hospital after Capstone Scholars visited on September 11 as part of Service Friday: "On behalf of the Columbia Dorn Veterans Affairs patients and staff, we would like to extend our appreciation to you for your sponsorship of visitation. Your thoughtfulness reflects the concern that you feel for our veterans and for the service they provided to all of us while in service to our country. Without your support, we could not provide for activites like this that make hospitalization more bearable."