Ashland University Teacher Network Holds Day of Service

Ashland University students (left to right) Elle Nau, Laura Knisley, Dylan Clemente, and Zach Olszewski display the donated “Drive for Supplies” items before delivering them to Harmony House in Mansfield on Saturday.


1/22/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Students in the Ashland University Schar College of Education’s new Teacher Network participated in a “Drive for Supplies” as part of the National Day of Service on Jan. 19.

Approximately 25 students from the AU’s Teacher Network, a program that places first semester freshman teacher education students in a living-learning community, collected school and office supplies from on-campus offices and organizations and donated them to Harmony House in Mansfield on Saturday.

“The purpose of this event is to help disadvantaged students and employment seekers with supplies such as papers, envelopes and pens; to reduce disposal costs associated with waste in our community landfills; and to promote community action,” said Adam Sikula, director of academic advising for the Schar College of Education.

The National Day of Service began four years ago to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.