This archived article was written by: Shanna Frame
On Feb. 15, welding students, Brady Gibbs, Morgan Clark, Colton Wilcox, Jaelyn Miller, Trenton Oakeson, Cody Dale and Taylor Behling were seen in the SUN Center helping with quilts for the Newborns in Need program.
Earlier that morning, they were enjoying breakfast at the Golden Grill, when SUN Center leader Lindly Fernandez, asked if they would be interested in providing some service. The welders quickly finished their breakfast and headed to the SUN Center to help with some quilts. “When someone was in need, the welders answered the call,” stated Oakeson.
These men are a few of the proud students of Lon Youngberg and Mike Tryon, in the welding technology program at USU Eastern. Eastern offers a certificate of completion or an associates of applied Science for those interested in welding.
This attitude of spontaneous service is what SUN Center hopes to see more often throughout Eastern’s campus. The unexpected opportunities of service can be the chances to make someone’s day. These welders show that it doesn’t matter who you are or what stereotypes you feel you hold, you can always find a way to help.
Some of SUN Center’s upcoming service opportunities are Kids @ Heart, every Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Green Team, every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; tutors needed to help adults learn basic English; Breakaway, an alternate spring break, March 10-15; and tying quilts in the SUN Center, Monday-Friday anytime. For information on upcoming events and to sign up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284.