Students to honor Martin Luther King with community service projects

In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., student volunteers from Penn State New Kensington and other Penn State campuses in western Pennsylvania will take on community service projects Jan. 20, in the Sharon, Pa., area.

Billed as "A Day On, Not A Day Off," the activities are a part of the University's celebration of King's birthday. The federal holiday is Jan. 20; the campus is open, but there are no classes. The multi-campus community service project is an annual event that moves around the region. Penn State Shenango is the host campus this year. New Kensington was the host in 2012.

Lauren Blum, assistant to the director of student affairs, will accompany 14 campus students: Yousef Alnaimi, Donnaja Ratliff, Samantha Muhhuku, Sandra Muhhuku, Zack Wolford, Anthony Maiolo, Kayla Dowling, Ross Jubic, Lauren Smith, Marissa Russo, Chelsea Leake, Ashley Mandich, Alex Pedder and Mikaela Dunnegan; to the Shenango campus, which is located in Mercer County.

New Kensington students, along with their counterparts from the Penn State campuses of Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny and Shenango will travel in groups to various community organizations in the greater Sharon area.

For more information, contact Blum at 724-334-6063 or

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Last Updated January 15, 2014