New ECU honors students make an early impact

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – ECU freshmen are only one day in, but some of them are already making a difference in the community.

Honors College freshmen spent hours volunteering for various organizations throughout Greenville Thursday as part of their annual service day.

The group of 110 students worked at eleven different nonprofits throughout the community – like Habitat for Humanity. Tyishia Lucas must volunteer 300 hours at Habitat in order to get a house. Much to her surprise, the group of honors students decided to donate their hours to her.

“That means everything to me. Because of the hours that I work on my job, it was kind of hard for me to get my hours. Between my sister-in-law, her friends, my family, and now they came out and helped. I really appreciate it. It was a gift from God,” Lucas said.

This is the fourth year the Honors College has hosted service day.

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