President Greene tells Community Connection group he will urge more student volunteerism. (Photo: Nancy Royden ’87, Georgetown News-Graphic)

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Volunteerism and community service have long been stalwarts of the Georgetown College experience. Outreach to the local community and beyond is always encouraged.

College President M. Dwaine Greene recently reinforced this commitment to those in attendance at a luncheon meeting of the Georgetown-Scott County Community Connection, as reported by the Georgetown News-Graphic.

He pledged to urge students to increase their volunteerism efforts, saying he wants the college to be a good partner with community groups whose members help others.

Community Connection is a consortium of service organizations and agencies working to create an awareness of private and public resources.

Just as professors offer students a sense of caring about them to boost their educational experiences, Dr. Greene said students should better the world as well.

“The greatest command is love God and love your neighbor,” President Greene said during his talk at the Scott County Public Library.

“I am sure the overwhelming majority of our students are caring people.”

The way someone is treated may have a ripple effect, and Dr. Greene told those involved with Community Connection their work may reach far beyond Scott County.