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Antioch College Alums Participate In Volunteer Work Project On Campus

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This weekend marked Antioch College's first commencement since closing and reopening four years ago. The many festivities included major work projects taken on by Antioch alums. 

The Antioch volunteer work project was started in 1986. But in 2008, the school closing brought alumni in droves who wanted to get the school back up running. Now more than ever, the campus is dependent on alumni's help to rebuild...the work they put in four times a year is valued at over 100 thousand dollars of labor. And the work projects can be fun as well. 
 
The volunteers in town this week worked on the Antioch farm, the kitchen, and did repairs and building. Community Voices producer and Antioch alum Steve McQueen recorded many of them.

Community Voices producer Steve McQueen, is an Antioch alum and first-time volunteer at the work project. WYSO Public Radio is licensed to Antioch College.