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Students cap Maverick Stampede with a weekend of service

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To conclude the first week of the fall semester, UTA students committed their weekend to giving back to the community surrounding UTA’s campus.

More than 200 Mavericks spent Saturday, August 24, volunteering for nine local charities and nonprofit organizations for Super Service Saturday, part of the activities of Maverick Stampede—UTA’s annual tradition that kicks off the new academic year.

“It’s important for UTA to be responsibly connected to the community we’re within, and Super Service Saturday is a great starter opportunity for our students to recognize service as an option,” says Julian Humphrey-Davis, student development specialist. “We want to invest in our community, and our students can be on the forefront of that.”

Event organizers at the Follett Student Leadership Center say the day helps build momentum for other service-oriented events throughout the school year, such as The Big Event, Alternative Breaks, and UTA Volunteers.

“It’s a great way to start the school year for students,” says Eva Fortson, a senior majoring in public health and student director of Alternative Breaks. “Our volunteers showed up early ready and excited to give back to the community.”

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