Missouri Southern today announced the winners of its two service learning awards.
The Stars of Hope drying rack built by the engineering tech department won the Spirit of Service award, which is given to the student project that best showcases service learning's process, impact and quality.
The new rack will cut down on the amount of time it takes to dry the stars and the amount of space needed.
"Every year our service learning projects at Southern continue to grow, they have a greater community impact, they are involved in more and more agencies, and community partners and we are serving more and more people and I think that's really important," says Rikki Smith of the Resource Development Center.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance group from the accounting department won the Spirit Service traveling trophy. The students volunteered more than 530 hours and completed 260 returns.