When service comes first

Senior Megan de Villiers (left), and sophomores Jennifer Korman and Vivek Gupta put the finishing touches on a mural in the entrance to Buder Elementary School in St. Louis Saturday, Sept. 4, as part of the WUSTL’s Service First program. More than 1,200 WUSTL students volunteered their time during the annual Service First event, helping to paint, landscape and clean 12 St. Louis-area schools to make their surroundings more enjoyable for students and their teachers. After working much of the day, students returned to the university for a community service fair on the South 40, where they were able to learn more about the myriad community service opportunities in which they can get involved during their time at WUSTL.