MC students will ‘Make a Difference' on Nov. 1

October 28, 2003
Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information

Nationally, “Make a Difference Day” was observed Oct. 25, but because Maryville College’s Homecoming interfered with the national celebration, the College’s students decided to sponsor their own “Make a Difference Day” one week later.

Several Maryville College students will be out in the community on Saturday, volunteering at various places and with various causes.

WHO: Maryville College students, accompanied by some faculty and staff members.

WHAT: Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Millions have participated. For more information, visit

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 1. All projects begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon.


  • Alcoa, Habitat for Humanity houses. Students will be assisting with the construction of two homes – Location: 245 and 249 Bell Street.
  • Maryville, Habitat for Humanity Restore. Students will be helping to organize and price merchandise and display Christmas decorations at the store’s location at 108 McCammon Avenue.
  • Maryville, Court Street. Students will be volunteering with Keep Blount Beautiful. Participants will be cleaning up litter along the Maryville College Adopt-A-Mile section of Court Street.
  • Maryville, Asbury Acres. Participants will be working in the gardens at the retirement community.

CONTACT: For more information on the College’s “Make a Difference Day,” contact Raven McMillian, the Center for Campus Ministry’s Intern for Service and Mission, at 865.981.8297 or e-mail her at

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,198.