Social work major leads service commission for third year

SOUTHERN NEWS

Jene ThomasGeneral Assignment Reporter 

For the third year in a row, social work majors have been appointed as the head of the Service Commission here at Southern Connecticut State University.

“I heard this and thought ‘wow, that is so cool,’” said Dr. Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes, associate professor in the social work department.

The Service Commission is one of four commissions established under the Student Government Association. This commission has a group of students who serve local communities by planning service projects both on and off campus. The purpose is to, “educate the Southern Community on the importance of community service and to raise awareness about different issues,” according to the organization’s webpage on the Southern website.

Rodriguez-Keyes said current head of the commission, Annette Haller, brought it to her attention that two other social work majors held the position before she did.

By being a part of SGA, an…

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