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A&M-C students volunteer in Commerce community

Megan Hullett, Staff Reporter

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Members of the Sigma Lambda Alpha sorority after helping with Operation Blue and Gold. Photo Courtesy | Sigma Lambda Alpha Twitter

The L.E.A.D Office held “Operation Blue & Gold: A Day of Service” on Sept. 30 as an effort to beautify the city of Commerce, with the help of over 200 students for a day of community service.

For the community service event, students traveled around the city of Commerce picking up trash, painting houses and fences, and beautifying the city in general. According to Student Assistant Kate Clark, “Our office focuses on leadership throughout campus.”

Now that Operation Blue & Gold is over the L.E.A.D Office is beginning preparations for The {I} Experience, a leadership conference which will take place off campus.

“We are currently cementing our plans and expectations for the students who will be in attendance to ensure that they have a wonderful experience,” Clark said. The {I} Experience will take place Oct. 27-28 and allows students to recognize and improve their leadership skills.

However, the event at the forefront of many minds is Homecoming 2017, and the L.E.A.D. office is no exception to the excitement. All across campus the departments are holding  events like hallway and window decorating contests.

“The L.E.A.D office is taking part in the door and window decorating contest happening in the Rayburn Student Center,” Clark said.

Decorations serve multiple purposes, and the L.E.A.D Office intends to use their decorations to “draw more attention to the homecoming activities that will be happening throughout campus and boost student attendance.”

Whether a student requires some leadership help, they are after information about any upcoming conferences, or they are interested in a leadership program, the L.E.A.D office can help students.

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