If you think you saw a little bit more blue than usual today, it may be due to San
Bernardino Valley College’s first-ever Day of Service event. Between 10:00 a.m. and
noon, over 100 volunteers — including students, faculty, staff, and administrators
from the college — canvased neighborhoods in San Bernardino, Colton, Rialto, and Highland
to distribute schedules and information about spring enrollment.
The mood inside the Campus Center building was energetic as volunteers assembled for
a brief meeting prior to departure. Many had never done anything like this before.
Participants were reminded to dress warmly, to be respectful, and to smile as they
walked around the community.
“I am blown away by the student and employee turnout for this event,” said President
Diana Z. Rodriguez. “It’s truly touching to see so many of our students and employees
with this spirit of service, this feeling that they need to spread the good word about
San Bernardino Valley College.”
After handing out their entire supply of materials, all participants returned to campus
for a barbecue and opportunity drawing. Students were tired but exhilarated. “This
was so awesome,” said student Edgar Ramierez. “I hope to be able to participate in
this again in the future. Congrats to the college.”
For more information and pictures from this event, visit SBVC’s Facebook page at: