"Serve Shawnee" began in 2001 to show students they have a lot to contribute to the community. Each freshman class including transfers go out for three hours to different locations in Shawnee. They participate in a variety of projects including picking up trash, painting, cleaning, pulling weeds at local care facilities and schools, and much more.
Photos by university photographer Bill Pope.
OBU students work together at Project Safe. Pictured, left to right: Alexa Tininenko, Bentonville, Arkansas, business major; Leslie White, Fort Gibson, undecided; and McKenzie Crawford, Edmond, special education major.
Audrey Boyne from Wagoner works the soil at the Japanese Peace Garden on Airport Road during OBU's "Serve Shawnee" event.
JT Kinsinger, Tahlequah (left), nursing major; Nathaniel Brown, McAlester, elementary education / digital media arts double major; and Braygan Lippencott, Cheyene, pre-allied health major; work at the Japanese Peace Garden on Airport Road during OBU's "Serve Shawnee" event.
OBU students work in the Santa Fe Museum on Main Street during the annual "Serve Shawnee" event. Pictured, students moving the horse that was in Kib Warren's hardware store for at least 50 years. Pictured, Annie Denny (front left), Fort Worth, Texas, elementary education major; Tyler James, Oklahoma City, physics and engineering major; and Taylor Miller (right), Fort Worth, Texas, communications major.
OBU serves at Sequoyah Elementary during the annual "Serve Shawnee" event Aug. 18.