Alumni and Friends Rally for Work Days at YC

Campus Cleanup - Hulitt Hall

More than 20 people showed up to the York College campus last Thursday thru Saturday, for a weekend of hard labor – working together to prepare the campus for the fall semester.  This event was conceived and coordinated by Scott Eckman, (YC Class of 1979) from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, whose daughter, Jessica graduated last May.  Eckman said, “I don’t expect many people to really notice what was done, but they would notice if it hadn’t been done.” 


Some of the projects volunteers accomplished include, painting windows on Hulitt Hall; sanding, staining and varnishing the doors to the Prayer Chapel; painting railings in front of McCloud Hall and Levitt Library; weeding, cleaning and restriping two parking lots; painting doorways, cleaning out stairwells, weeding flower beds, and picking up trash. 


Eckman stated, “I’m especially pleased with the volunteers - every single person was a hard worker, and I think everyone expressed an interest in helping again next year.”  Eckman hopes to make the end-of-summer work days an annual event. 


Housing and meals were provided by York College for all the volunteers who donated their time to help spruce up the campus.  Eckman stated, “I was overwhelmed at the amount of work that we accomplished.  I think that can be directly attributed to the hard work of the crew members, and their willingness to do any job that was put before them.  God brought together the right group of people for the job.” 


Anyone interested in helping with next year’s work days, should contact Eckman at


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