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Community Engagements

Tree Planting

Students and staff planted trees donated by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, following a program in Clyde Foster Auditorium. The planting was in celebration of the University’s commitment to tree care and conservation, and its quest for Tree Campus USA recognition.

The volunteer activity was one of a series of hands-on tree planting events sponsored by the Foundation and Toyota during the spring of 2013.

The event was also supported by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American, college-educated women, as part of a broader campaign to recruit and train environmental leaders. Companion events included tree plantings at the University of Florida and Rutgers University.

Some 30 trees were planted at Legacy Lake, across from the Morrison Building.

Tree Planting