Forensics Students Participate In The Big Event

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Members of the Aggie Forensic and Investigative Sciences Organization met to clean a home in College Station for their project during The Big Event. Pictured are: Alex Williams, Tanner Truelove, Tammy Starr, Stephanie Stratta, Whitney West, Jacob Gormitz, Adriana Peterson, and Melissa Espinoza. Photo by Melissa Espinoza

COLLEGE STATION, Texas–Eight members of the Aggie Forensic and Investigative Sciences Organization spent the day Saturday helping a local family for The Big Event on Saturday, April 2.

The group joined more than 21,000 Aggies that were sent out in the Bryan/College Station and surrounding areas during the university’s largest area wide day of service in the community held annually.

Stephanie Stratta cleaning the kitchen. Photo by Melissa Espinoza.

Stephanie Stratta cleaning the kitchen. Photo by Melissa Espinoza.

The team worked together to tackle various chores around the home, including pulling weeds and clearing flowerbeds to raking leaves outside. Another group then took care of cleaning baseboards, windows and doors in the home.

“I always loved doing the Big Event,” said AFIS treasurer Stephanie Stratta. “It really is a great way to serve and give back to the community. The satisfaction of helping others really is my favorite part.”

AFIS member Alex Williams loved the fact that she also was giving back to the community and a great way for the organization to do something together.

“I love the Big Event and giving back to the community,” Williams said. “This really is a great event and a fun day to be with friends and working to serve the community.”

Melissa Espinoza cleaning the living room windows

Melissa Espinoza cleaning the living room windows. Photo by Rob Williams

This was freshman AFIS member Jacob Gormitz’s first Big Event and he said that he was very excited about participating and giving back to the community.

“This is definitely a great opportunity to help and give back to the community,” he said.

This also was Forensic and Investigative Sciences senior Adriana Peterson’s first time being at the event. She said that it’s a great way to serve the community and was very excited to be a part of it.

“It’s so great that we have so many people going out into the whole city to do volunteer work,” she said. “I have never seen anything like this. It’s really great!”

Alex Williams cleaning the flowerbeds.

Alex Williams cleaning the flowerbeds. Photo by Rob Williams.

Homeowner Will Fusselman was grateful for the students coming out to help.

“I think it’s great that they came out today and we appreciate them taking the time out on a Saturday to help us out,” homeowner Will Fusselman said.  “It is great that they are working together outside to serve the community in this great way.”

Fusselman enjoyed meeting all the different groups that have been invited during the three years he has participated in the event.

“It’s always fun to meet new groups,” he said.

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