Cynthia Fitzsimmons Krueger, alumni engagement officer, stands with UWM student Hannah Menzel at the UWM Alumni Association table. (Contributed photo)
Dom Portis starts painting some of the first lines of a mural. (Contributed photo)
Ethan Hoard and Andrea Bennage prepare to paint. (Contributed photo)
A mural starts to take shape under the care of Dom Portis and alumna Patricia Patterson. (Contributed photo)
Alumna Tanya Wiedenhoeft and Luis Lugo take a lunch break. (Contributed photo)
Andrea Bennage and Ethan Hoard show off their work. (Contributed photo)
Alumna Roberta Shelton displays some of her work. (Contributed photo)
Stephanie Jarvis (from left), alumna Chastity McGraw and Krista Hilpert worked on a mural honoring “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee. (Contributed photo)
Rather than sit back and relax, several members of the UWM community spent the Martin Luther King Day Jr. of Service the way it was intended — by serving others.
Students, faculty, staff and alumni spent the day at South Division High School, where they helped paint inspiring murals on the walls of the school.
“This was a great opportunity to participate in a day that means so much to so many people,” said UWM alumna Tanya Wiedenhoeft, who was participating in the day of service for the first time. “I’m really happy to be a part of something bigger, rather than taking the day off and staying home.”