McNair Scholars Give Back Over Fall Break

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McNair Scholars joined together over Fall Break (October 19th & 20th) to give back to the Lincoln community through their volunteer services. Scholars spent over 12 hours during the two day period lending their time and energy to two very worthy charities benefitting the Lincoln community at large.

Scholars Jeff Lopez, Brittany Sznajder-Murray, and Graduate Assistant Leslie Martinez at Matt Talbot Kitchen

Scholars Jeff Lopez, Brittany Sznajder-Murray, and Graduate Assistant Leslie Martinez at Matt Talbot Kitchen

A number of McNair Scholars worked at the Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach to serve hot evening meals to individuals on Monday and Tuesday evening. Scholars Melissa Garfield, Jeff Lopez, and Brittany Sznajder-Murray worked alongside volunteers from St. David’s Episcopal Church and the group A Place at the Table to serve over 200 individuals, families, and children from the Lincoln community.

Scholar Melissa Garfield, Leslie Martinez, and other volunteers at Matt Talbot Kitchen

Scholar Melissa Garfield, Graduate Assistant Leslie Martinez, and other volunteers at Matt Talbot Kitchen

A second group of McNair Scholars and staff lent their time to the charity Habitat for Humanity. Scholars spent eight hours working on Tuesday at of the newest Habitat for Humanity house at 1221 N. 44th street. Junior and Senior McNair Scholars worked alongside  McNair staff to prime and paint the rooms inside the first floor and basement of the house.

Scholars Zach Garfield, Jeanette Samuels, Sherri Skelenar and Kaitlin Leslie prime walls at the Habitat for Humanity House.

Scholars Zach Garfield, Jeanette Samuels, Sherri Sklenar and Kaitlin Leslie prime walls at the Habitat for Humanity House.

McNair Scholars once again have demonstrated their dedication not only to academics, but their commitment to making the community at large a better place. Kudos to you!

Tyler Scherr and Michael Harpster work on painting the future kitchen!

Scholars Tyler Scherr and Michael Harpster work on painting the future kitchen!

Also, many thanks to Sydne Knox at Matt Talbot Kitchen, and Michelle Williamson at Habitat for Humanity for allowing the McNair Program to participate in such worthy causes!

Scholar Khoa Chu and Dr. Lombardo having fun on the work site!

Scholar Khoa Chu and Dr. Lombardo having fun on the work site!

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