Fisher MAcc students, faculty and staff came together on Friday, April 5, to serve the greater Columbus community. Groups visited the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, Lutheran Social Services Westside Pantry, Franklin Park Conservatory, and Whetstone Park to participate in various service activities. My group helped clean, organize and stock shelves at the westside pantry for the morning. It’s always very humbling to see the need of Columbus residents so close to campus, but it’s also encouraging to see how many organizations are operating with the well-being of community in mind.
The famous OSU football coach Woody Hayes once said, “You can never pay back, but you can always pay forward.” I hope that all of us are able to continue paying it forward by serving whatever communities we’ll be a part of after graduation. I’m lucky to be joining an accounting firm that places community service among its top priorities, and I’m thankful to be part of a college that does the same!