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Texas Wesleyan Students Engage in Service Learning at TAFB

02.23.2024 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Students at TAFB, volunteers

Twelve Rams volunteered in the Quality Control area of the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) on the morning of Friday, February 23. Students and faculty sorted, inspected, and repackaged donated food products to be distributed to partner organizations across a 13-county area.

Friday’s service marks the first example of students fulfilling the Service Learning component of a federally-funded project called The Wesleyan Experience, a comprehensive student-centered program designed to strengthen and improve Texas Wesleyan’s academic quality.

Speaking of the students with whom he served on Friday, Dr. Christopher Ohan said, “At the end of the shift when the TAFB staff told the group they had sorted enough food product to provide almost 16,000 meals, you could see the sense feeling of accomplishment. That ‘learning to serve’ is just as important as what we do in a campus classroom. If we can instill in students a sense of corporate social responsibility that touches on ethics, philanthropy, and economic concern,” he said, “Texas Wesleyan students will change the world!”    

Select sections of HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern US History are participating in Service Learning this semester.  Students in these sections have the option to become active participants as they develop civic knowledge and skills. One of the goals of The Wesleyan Experience is to introduce service learning into the general education curriculum over the next four years.

To find out more about the Tarrant Area Food Bank, please visit  

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