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Southeastern participates in community service activities on MLK Day

January 19, 2021

Students prepare care packages for delivery to healthcare workers and teachers.

DURANT, Okla. – Classes were not be held on Monday at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Volunteers planted flowers on Main Street in Durant as part of the MLK Day of Service.

Instead,  Southeastern students, faculty and staff spent time volunteering for a number of community service projects, and a Zoom program on Dr. King was  hosted by student  leaders.

Students paint bleachers on campus Monday afternoon at Southeastern.

Some 140 campus volunteers  prepared and delivered care packages to more than 1,000 local healthcare workers and teachers, and also worked on improvement/beautification  projects with Durant Main Street and the Southeastern Equestrian Center. Then volunteers represented 23 student organizations and 13 campus departments.