Students Take Up Rakes and Paint Brushes Before Books and Laptops

Published on Thursday, September 4th, 2008

More than 100 new Becker students were introduced to their new community by taking up tools and brushes to care for their adopted park, Worcester’s Elm Park, on Wednesday, September 3. The student volunteers were decked out in Becker Blue t-shirts, emblazoned with the inspirational words of John Quincy Adams, “Dream more, learn more, do more,” a great way to set the tone for a new college career.

The students painted tables, benches, and the park’s red bridge, and spread soft mulch to cushion the popular playground area. Passers-by expressed appreciation for the students’ efforts.

This annual project has grown out of a partnership between Becker College and the City of Worcester, and Worcester Public Works and Parks. Becker adopted Elm Park in 2006, in answer to City manager Michael O’Brien’s call for the adoption of the City’s public parks.