Waynesburg University recently received a $20,000 grant from FirstEnergy Foundation to support community service programming during New Student Orientation and the University’s Diversity & Belonging program.
“We are so grateful for the support of FirstEnergy Foundation,” said Stacey Brodak, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Relations. “Service, diversity and belonging are important to our University’s mission, and these funds will help us provide our students with the best experiences possible.”
The funds will enable the University to carry out various community service projects during New Student Orientation, also known as Welcome Days. Each year, new students participate in a variety of service projects on campus and around Greene County as a part of the orientation process.
In addition to enhancing these service opportunities available through the University’s Welcome Days, the funding will also be used to provide training opportunities for students, faculty and staff about diversity, equity and inclusion. Waynesburg University strives to offer an environment where all students can be seen, heard and understood while fostering an environment of collaboration and conversation. Waynesburg University aims to work alongside students to create a space that celebrates and discusses diversity and belonging.
About FirstEnergy Foundation
The FirstEnergy Foundation's contributions to local nonprofit organizations help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our communities. The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business. Learn more at www.firstenergycorp.com/community.
About Waynesburg University
Consistently ranked a best value school, Waynesburg University’s Strategy for the 21st Century affirms its commitment to developing an entrepreneurial mindset and ethical leadership skills for all students. Rooted in its mission of faith, learning and service, the private, Christian university is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with an additional site for graduate and professional programs in Southpointe.
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