Searcy's Small Business Revolution
In December 2018, Searcy was named in the top 20 out of 12,000 cities who entered the competition to be the featured city on season 4 of the Hulu series “Small Business Revolution–Main Street.” Since making it to the top 10 in December and the final 6 on Feb. 12, we have become a stronger community with better cooperation than ever before.
We are rallying the troops to continue the momentum we have started through this effort. We've learned more about each other and ourselves as we have worked side by side to communicate what makes Searcy so special.
Want to continue to be part of the revolution? Check out the upcoming events below, and find on-campus resources to get involved.
Feb. 26 | Community Watch Party at 5:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium followed by an after party in the cafeteria. Free food and entertainment.
Feb. 28 | Community service project hosted by the SA White County Relations Committee from 3-6 p.m. Come join other University students help Habitat for Humanity move to a new location. Free dinner and live music for volunteers.
March 4 | Revolution interest meeting at 4:30 p.m. in McInteer 150 hosted by Dr. Andrew Baker from the Office of Community Connection. Let's have a conversation about how students, faculty and staff can be part of the revolution moving forward.
Be the revolution
The voting might be over, but the revolution isn't! Explore ways to support Searcy's small business community.MySearcy.org
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Office of Community Connection
Learn about a few University alumni who are using their creativity and passions to ignite Searcy's revolution.Read More
Office of Community Connection
The University's Mitchell Center for Leadership and Ministry has launched a new community initiative called the Office of Community Connection. Director of the Mitchell Center Andrew Baker is heading up the new project, based in downtown Searcy. Read more about the office, and stay tuned for more details about how to get involved.
Student Association White County Relations Committee
The University's Student Association created a new committee for the 2018-19 school year to promote student involvement in the White County community. The committee is made up of 10-12 members, and the group facilitates service projects throughout the semester. To stay up to date on service opportunities, follow the SA's social media channels.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a number of campus organizations that emphasize community service and involvement. Explore the complete list of University groups below.
One of the most important things the University can do as a community of mission is serve our neighbors. This service comes in many forms. It not only benefits our community but also prepares our students for careers of commerce and service after they graduate — whether they stay in White County or go elsewhere. Explore University services offered to White County.
Searcy is our home.
And Searcy is ready for a revolution.