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C-N’s Operation Inasmuch Reaches Milestone

Devro Galyon, a junior philosophy and business administration major, helps his OI team clear an area at Jefferson City's Samaritan House.

Carson-Newman implemented the Operation Inasmuch model for a morning dedicated to community service in 2006. On that first September Saturday, there were 231 participants broken into 25 groups who contributed almost 600 hours of service to social service agencies in Jefferson and Hamblen Counties.

The seventh annual OI day saw 812 volunteers contribute at least two-and-a-half hours each at 36 sites from Knoxville to Morristown. The 2030 hours, which was accomplished by 47 teams, pushed C-N’s cumulative total of OI service time past the 11,000-hour mark.

Operation Inasmuch Planning Team members were ecstatic over the turnout, which bested the previous record of 620 participants by more than 190. Operation Inasmuch has drawn 3777 C-N volunteers over the last six years, according to organizers.

“We had great expectations for our seventh annual service blitz, and those expectations were exceeded,” declared Campus Minister Nenette Measels, part of the planning team. “It was thrilling to see our students, faculty and staff respond to the call of community service.”

Projects included work at several Jefferson County Senior Centers, local schools, and churches as well as Samaritan House, the Boys and Girls Club and Knoxville’s Birdhouse Community Arts Center.

“I love the excitement surrounding Operation Inasmuch,” said senior Sarah Hodge, of Strawberry Plains, who helped plan logistics for the event through her work as outreach coordinator for Community Connections.

“Students definitely look forward to the event because it’s such a unique opportunity to spend time with classmates, make new friends, and get connected to community partners around Jefferson County. Watching hundreds of students gather on Saturday morning was a great reminder that our campus is united in striving to meet the needs of our greater community.”

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