‘While We Live, We Serve’

‘While We Live, We Serve’

You’re going to hear these words a lot over the next four years.

“Dum Vivimus Servimus.”

Or, “While We Live, We Serve.”

It’s the PC motto, and it reflects a big part of the PC culture.

You see, the desire to help those in need has been part of what makes a Blue Hose a Blue Hose for years and years.

It’s a part of PC senior Trey Counterman, who spent his summer, this summer, helping kids in need at Victory Junction in North Carolina.

It’s a part of Patrick Kennedy, who went on to join the Peace Corps after he graduated from PC a few years ago.

It’s a part of Ruth Boggs, who graduated from PC in May and is now working at a social service agency in Chicago.

And we want “Dum Vivimus Servimus” to become a part of who you who are too.

Dum Vivimus Servimus Day

You’ll have your first opportunity to live out the PC motto as a PC student on “Dum Vivimus Servimus” Day on Monday, Aug. 20.

That day, you and your classmates will volunteer to serve those in the local community.

You could help those with special needs at Whitten Center.

You could help tend to the local community garden.

Or you could lend a hand to Harvest Hope Food Bank or Open Door Soup Kitchen so that they can move forward with the important mission of feeding the hungry in the community.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll get a feel for “Dum Vivimus Servimus,” and at least one person will be better off because of you.

Live the Motto

After Dum Vivimus Servimus Day, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to carry out the college motto.

The Office of Religious Life and Community Engagement heads up the College’s Student Volunteer Services (or SVS). As a member of SVS, you can have the chance to help those in need by pitching in at Thornwell Home for Children, Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and more.

Service. It’s just one part of what makes PC PC.

We look forward to having you be a part and can’t wait to see you on Saturday!