Contact: Michelle Byrd
Director of Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2011
Memphis College of Art students help out
Memphis, TN–Over a hundred incoming students at Memphis College of Art will participate in “MCA’s Helping Hands” on Friday, August 19, a day of community service at 6 locations across Downtown and Midtown Memphis. The student volunteers will be joined by MCA staff, faculty and student leaders.
“MCA’s Helping Hands willingly volunteer their time throughout the Memphis area to foster greater ties with the community through the spirit of service,” said Susan Miller, Vice President for Student Affairs. “This day of service will be a wonderful opportunity for students to build lifelong relationships through creativity, energy and hard work.”
MCA’s Helping Hands teams will be dispatched to the following organizations early Friday: the Memphis Zoo, St. Jude Target House, Snowden Elementary, Urban Art Commission and MIFA, and Friends of Overton Park.
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally.