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Campus Community Passes along Holiday Spirit to Others in Many Ways

December 18, 2013

Assembly Stations

Santa’s Workshop: Rose-Hulman students worked in teams at 50 stations to assemble, inspect, sort, and deliver nearly 400 bicycles for this year’s Bikes For Tykes community service project.

Rose-Hulman’s Facilities Operations Center resembled Santa's Workshop on December 14 as more than 300 students assembled nearly 400 bicycles and tricycles for the Bikes For Tykes project, just one of the service programs that students, faculty, and staff members have been involved in this holiday season.

Students worked in 50 stations assembling, inflating tires, inspecting, sorting, and distributing the bicycles for the Bikes For Tykes project, organized by the Exchange Club of Terre Haute.

This year’s assembly process took only two hours—a record, according to event organizers.

“This is simply amazing,” says Rose-Hulman President James C. Conwell, a first-year event participant. “It is great to see our students using their many talents to give back to the community in such a great way."

Exchange Club of Terre Haute President Adam Decker added that the Rose-Hulman students play a special role in the Bikes For Tykes project. "We couldn't do this project without all of the great support we get from Rose-Hulman and its students. These students continue to amaze me every year with their dedication to this project."

The campus’ caring spirit can be found elsewhere, as well. Fraternity members assisted with this year’s Clothe A Child and Shop With A Cop community projects; a campus drive provided hundreds of mittens, gloves, and scarves for local elementary school children; and the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Cecil T. Lobo student chapter once again made a sizable donation to the Terre Haute Tribune-Star Christmas Basket Fund, helping provides a bountiful holiday feast to 500 local families.

"We're so thankful to Rose-Hulman's support," states Tribune-Star Editor Max Jones.