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New gazebo is dedicated to student community service

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A new gazebo has been erected on campus in honor of student community service efforts, thanks to the inspiration of alumnus Patrick Lehosky ‘14. While helping workers, students, and staff put the finishing touches on the construction of the gazebo, Lehosky explained how he came up with the idea. It was on the drive home from an alternative spring break trip in Appalachia last year that he started thinking about a way to “leave a legacy on campus and highlight service trips,” he said. Lehosky had such a wonderful experience serving the poor in Kentucky that he wanted to encourage other students to take advantage of the opportunities Caldwell University offers for volunteerism. The gazebo, which sits in front of Werner Hall, will be a “tribute to service,” he said. It will feature plaques recognizing students’ work helping nonprofits and community organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. Rachel Levy, who served in Appalachia, thinks the gazebo is a great idea. “Props to Patrick,” she said. Lehosky said that in addition to what the gazebo symbolizes, it will also be a nice place to “sit, relax, have a cup of coffee, and chat,” but, “the ultimate goal is awareness.”