125 Years of Women Celebration Concludes with Day of Service

  • November 26th, 2018


The University of Alabama will wrap up its year-long celebration of 125 Years of Women by offering students, faculty and staff numerous service opportunities to honor UA women on Nov. 28.

“We are encouraging all members of the UA community to dedicate a portion of their day to giving back to their community in honor of all of the women who have attended The University of Alabama and the impact they made on our campus,” said Dr. Mary Lee Caldwell, chair of the 125 Years of Women committee.

Through a collaboration with UA’s Center for Service and Leadership, students and employees will have the opportunity to serve in the Tuscaloosa community, as well as through events being held in the Ferguson Center. Those who want to volunteer off campus must sign up at the Center for Service and Leadership in the Ferguson Center.

Off-campus service opportunities include:

  • Woodland Forest Elementary School, 8-10:30 a.m.
  • West Alabama Food Bank, noon-2 p.m.
  • Wings of Grace, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Brown House, 2:45-4:45 p.m.
  • Diet Mentoring, 3-5 p.m.
  • Al’s Pals Mentoring Program, 3:30-5 p.m.

Ferguson Center service opportunities will be from 1:25-3:30 p.m. and will include:

  • Packing meals for Secret Meals for Hungry Children
  • Wrapping presents for Toys for Tots
  • Making holiday cards for Miracle Kids
  • Making fleece blankets for Turning Point and Children’s of Alabama

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.